Columbia SC News Update 10-27-2011


Palmetto Health breaks ground for new hospital

The $99 million, 76-bed facility will be a full-service hospital with services from obstetrics to 24/7 emergency care. It will employ 450 staffers.

SCE&G names presidents in core businesses

Steve Byrne will be president of South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. Generation; Keller Kissam will be president of SCE&G Retail Operations.



Sonoco gets top green ranking

The Hartsville-based packaging company has been rated the top packaging company and the top company in the materials sectors in Newsweek magazine’s 2011 green rankings, which assess the nation's largest 500 public companies on their environmental practices.

Synovus swung to profit in Q3

The parent company of South Carolina’s NBSC bank said it had net income of $30.2 million in the third quarter, compared with a loss in the third quarter of 2010 of $181.2 million.

Clemson, tech schools join to train workforce

The university is collaborating with three technical colleges to open centers in the Pee Dee, Greenville and Charleston to train automotive and aerospace technicians.





SBA lending hits record in S.C.

Lending backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration increased 72% in South Carolina in the recent fiscal year, to nearly $200 million. The increase was driven by a big jump in allowable loan sizes, from $2 million to $5 million, the SBA said.

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