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Columbia SC News Update 09-29-2011

Dillon Furniture expanding in Dillon County

The company, which makes furniture for the hospitality industry, healthcare sector and student housing, is investing $2.6 million to generate 107 new jobs over the next two years. It aims to begin hiring for the positions in October.

SBA disaster loans available in 10 S.C. counties

SBA loans to cover losses caused by this summer’s drought and excess heat are available in the counties of Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Barnwell, Edgefield, Hampton, Jasper, McCormick and Oconee in South Carolina.


Fitch rates Richland 2 bonds AA+, outlook stable

The school district is one of the fastest growing in the state, with enrollment gains averaging 4.3% annually from 2004-2010. Fitch said management attributes the growth to the district's solid academic reputation, its prime location immediately northeast of the capital city of Columbia and at the confluence of several interstate highways, and its balance of commercial and residential developments.

Spanish company in Greenville aims to supply Boeing

Carbures LLC, a high-tech firm based in Cadiz, Spain, that makes carbon structures for the aerospace industry, will invest $6.5 million and generate at least 50 jobs over the next five years at a facility at SCTAC in Greenville County. Carbures hopes to be a Boeing supplier.

USC hospitality college sets enrollment record

The college is now the University of South Carolina’s third-largest undergraduate college, providing integrated and practical academic preparation for students in an environment that promotes applied research and service projects with peer institutions, global colleagues and industry partners.

Job of the Week

The Gel Group Inc. has an opening for an analyst in training in its radiochemistry laboratory – liquid scintillation prep lab. The position for the Charleston-based company is responsible for support of various laboratory functions. The duties of this position represent routine procedures that are carried out independently. Learn more or apply here.

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