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Columbia SC News Update 09-22-2011



Graham introduces Medicaid ‘opt-out’ bill

Lindsey Graham Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced legislation that would allow states to opt out of a Medicaid expansion created by the health care reform act to provide coverage for the uninsured.

USC business school to break ground on new building

The 260,000-square-foot building will include a 500-seat auditorium, 25 classrooms and meeting rooms, plus faculty and staff offices. The building, at Greene and Assembly streets, is estimated to cost $91.5 million.

City Center Partnership names retail recruiting director

The downtown development group has hired Heather Spires to lead retail recruitment efforts in downtown Columbia. She has worked with advocacy and nonprofit organizations and was previously the development director of the Nickelodeon Theatre.

 



Moore School Business Expo draws more employers

Despite the tough economy, the University of South Carolina reports that 30% more companies are on campus to recruit prospects. Overall, about 115 companies are represented at the recruiting event.

GreenWood Inc. hires operations director

The Greenville-based company has hired Chip Scammon as operations director. Scammon will have a dual role with GreenWood, serving in an operations and business development position.

Silver Crescent honors S.C. manufacturers

Robert Bosch LLC of North Charleston, Cox Industries of Orangeburg and Domtar Paper Co. of Bennettsville won this year’s Silver Crescent awards, which recognize manufacturers’ contributions to education, environmental stewardship and other efforts.






Job of the Week

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