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Analysis: Columbia area posts 4th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 372 properties in the Columbia area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the fourth highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: South Carolina posts 6th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 543 properties in South Carolina started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the sixth highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Traffic congestion could cause workers to seek work closer to home

GEL Group, Inc. did a survey of its approximately 200 Charleston-based employees to see how much of a commute they had for work.

Greater Columbia Region awarded as 2019 Great American Defense Community

The Columbia Chamber has announced the recognition of the Greater Columbia Region as one of five communities named as a 2019 Great American Defense Community.

Parmalee to give free performance at the Greer Family Fest on May 4

Parmalee will be performing at the 35th Annual Greer Family Festival, on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Greer City Park, the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has announced.

Growing employment of women in tech fields seen as strengthening South Carolina's competitiveness

A recent report from Cyberstates found that South Carolina’s tech sector ranks sixth nationally in terms of the number of women employed.

South Carolina business leaders highly confident in the economy

More than 93 percent of South Carolina business leaders are highly confident on the state’s economy, according to the recently released South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s Spring 2019 Business Confidence Survey.

The Little River Chamber of Commerce recognizes local businesses at annual dinner meeting

The Little River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center gave awards to local businesses during its annual dinner meeting on March 14.

Analysis: zip code 29928 in Hilton Head has VARIABLE 4 home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

The number of vacant homes in the zip code 29928 zip code area was 5,227 in the third quarter of 2018, a 299-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Blue Crab Festival recognized in three excellence awards

The World Famous Blue Crab Festival was recognized in three categories by the South Carolina Festival and Events Association's (SCFEA) 2019 Festival & Event Planner's Conference.

Analysis: Four South Carolina medical centers ranked among top U.S. hospitals

Four South Carolina medical centers were listed among the top facilities in the nation in a study of patient care by, a company that aims to help hospitals maintain customer loyalty and provide objective health information to patients.

Analysis: South Carolina has 24th highest average credit card debt

South Carolina finished 24th in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average credit card debt among residents of the 50 states.

CYP holds Kick-off at The Alley

Outgoing CYP Steering Committee Chairman Dustin Haynes gave a rundown of the previous year, highlighting the “Metro Chamber of the Year” award received from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

South Carolina ranked No. 21 in average charitable giving

South Carolina residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $6,444 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

South Carolina’s population rose 1.3% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

South Carolina’s population increased by 62,908, or 1.3 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Columbia 57% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Columbia is $226.48, 57 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

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