ENDOWMENT RELEASES COMPREHENSIVE REVIEWS ON FOREST INVESTMENT ZONES, CROWDFUNDING INITIATIVE, AND COMMUNITY ENERGY PROJECT
In an effort to build on its history of transparency and reflection, the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) today released three reports that “look back” on selected significant investments in its programmatic portfolio. Each report is designed to learn from previous successes—as well as missteps—by analyzing impacts, collecting stakeholder feedback, and reviewing lessons learned
June continues promising real estate forecast
South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its June market data reports showing that the Great Recession is being pushed further into the past. New Listings were up four percent to 10,190 while Pending Sales increased four percent to 6,490. Inventory shrank by almost nine percent to 41,148 units
RESPA change effective date extended to October 3rd
South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) is alerting its members and the public of the alternate effective date for implementation of the changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and Truth in Lending Act (TILA) or TRID (TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure)
Congressman Rice Praises Court’s Ruling Against Costly EPA Regulation
Congressman Tom Rice (SC-07) today released the following statement praising the United States Supreme Court’s ruling against the Environmental Protection Agency’s costly power plant regulations
Congressman Clyburn’s Statement on Passage of H.R. 2131, to Rename Federal Building and U.S....
The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 2131, a bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 83 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, as the "J. Waties Waring Judicial Center."
Hot season continues for South Carolina real estate
South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its May market data reports revealing a continuing hot season for real estate.
More than 500 Realtors® to attend conference in Hilton Head
South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) and the North Carolina Association of REALTORS® (NCAR) have joined forces to offer a combined annual conference in Hilton Head this September 12-15, 2015. More than 500 Realtors® have already registered for the event.
Sunrun Brings Affordable Home Solar and New Jobs to South Carolina
This year, the company expects to generate at least 50 permanent jobs, ranging from sales consultants to installers to project managers, and plans to open a local office and warehouse facility in Columbia. http://mortgageloans.co
Congressman Jim Clyburn to Announce New AmeriCorps Funding for South Carolina
Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) will hold a media conference call Friday, June 5 at 9:15 a.m. EDT to announce new grants for South Carolina that will support AmeriCorps members serving the community with local organizations.
Hunt Mortgage Group Facilitates the Refinance of a Multifamily Property Located in Myrtle Beach,...
Hunt Mortgage Group, a commercial real estate lender, announced today that it provided a $22 million loan with Freddie Mac’s Lease-Up Program to facilitate the financing of a newly constructed multifamily property located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Congressman Rice to Hold Economic Development Symposium
The event will highlight ongoing business projects and economic development initiatives in South Carolina’s Seventh District, and feature two expert panels on surface infrastructure and aviation.
Housing Fair for Veterans
In an ongoing effort to end veteran homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides rental assistance to assist 123 homeless veterans in securing a permanent place to call home throughout the Greenville community.
Spring season busy for real estate
South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) today released its April real estate market data revealing a busy spring for buyers and sellers. New Listings were up three percent to 10,953 while Pending Sales increased almost four percent to 6,661. Inventory shrank by almost seven percent with 41,284 homes left to choose from for buyers.
Rounds Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Provide Affordable, Reliable Energy to South Dakotans
U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in introducing legislation that will be the principal legislative vehicle in the Senate to rollback President Obama’s “Clean Power Plan.”
USDA Announces Funding for Smart Grid and 1,000 miles of line on 80th Anniversary...
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is providing more than $100 million in loans to build or improve 1,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines for rural electric cooperative utilities in four states.
South Carolina's Santee Electric Cooperative, Inc. is receiving $54.8 million to build or improve 605 miles of line for residential and business customers. The loan also includes $3 million for storm damage restoration.
U.S. Department of Commerce Invests More than $2 Million to Support American Jobs through...
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a more than $2 million grant to the Chester Sewer District in Chester County, South Carolina.
Amendment to Appropriations Package to Help Port Deepening Research
Today Congressman Duncan offered an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill transferring $2.5M from the Department of Energy Departmental Administration account to the Army Corps of Engineers-Investigation. The amendment was successfully passed by a voice vote earlier today. Mr. Duncan spoke on the measure from Washington
Wilson Works to Uphold South Carolina’s Essential Resources and A Strong National Defense
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2028, the FY16 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. This legislation is important to South Carolina, as it will provide resources for the Savannah River Site (SRS) in Aiken and Barnwell counties.
Clyburn Introduces Legislation To Re-name Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse After J. Waties Waring
U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn released the following statement after joining the entire South Carolina Congressional delegation in introducing a bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 83 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, as the “J. Waties Waring Judicial Center”
A Half Century’s Legacy at a Crossroads
In 1965, the 89th Congress and President Lyndon Johnson produced landmark laws that made education more attainable, health care more affordable, voting more accessible, housing more available, immigration more equitable, and the environment cleaner. The results were dramatic. The poverty rate went down, and graduation rates went up. Citizen participation increased and our environment got cleaner. Our nation was reinvigorated by new immigrants, and the golden years of our senior citizens were enriched.