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What’s Happening in SC on Wednesday, 10/7

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            ARTICLE OF THE DAY… 

Pickens City Council turns down $16M in stimulus money

  http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20091006/NEWS/910060382/1004/NEWS01 

Pickens City Council has rejected $16 million in federal loan and stimulus money that was to be used for a major overhaul of the city’s aging water plant…Instead, the city will seek scaled-down options for the upgrade of the plant instead of the full $16 million plan that was on the table in addition to alternative financing options. 

 

TRANSPARENCY 

Aiken County’s financial records could be online by November 1st

  http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/06/met_550752.shtml 


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
 

S.C. Energy Office partners with S.C. Coordinating Council for Economic Development to provide energy efficiency incentives to industries

  http://www.columbiabusinessreport.com/news/29742-industrial-grant-program-unveiled 

Lancaster County’s new “Red Ventures” company granted incentives for new facility

  http://www.thestate.com/breakingbiz/v-print/story/974228.html 

The company will be granted incentives in return, including job-development credits, which Red Ventures is able to collect once it creates new jobs.

The Commerce Department is giving Lancaster County a $250,000 grant for related infrastructure upgrades, and Red Ventures will get 18 years of property taxes discounted by 50 percent. 

 

ENVIRONMENT/ENERGY 

Charleston hires first-ever sustainability director

  http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/29741-charleston-hires-first-ever-sustainability-director-to-lead-city-rsquo-s-environmental-efforts

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Written by SC Policy Council

October 7, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Posted in News & Media

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