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Town of Cheraw Opportunity Zone RFP

The Town of Cheraw is soliciting proposals from a firm/consultant to assist in identifying Opportunity Zone project site(s). Click here for more information Cheraw would like to hone in on potential development sites along South Carolina Highway 9 (SC 9). South Carolina Highway 9 is a major arterial that connects Cheraw to Charleston, SC and Spartanburg, SC as well as other counties and municipalities. The town has several assets along the corridor. The attached Opportunity Zone Prospectus Map highlights those assets and several potential Opportunity Zone (OZ) project sites. Highland … Read More

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ULI Member Matt Brady Selected For 2019 Forty Under 40

Congratulations to ULI Member Matt Brady for being selected as one of the Charleston Regional Business Journal’s Forty Under 40. Since 1998, this group has been comprised of people under 40 years of age who have excelled in the professional arena and in community involvement. Honorees are nominated by members of the Charleston community, with a panel of judges determining who among the nominees are named to the 2019 class of Forty Under 40. Matt became the City’s first Economic Development Director in 2017. Click here to read more about … Read More

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Bennettsville Receives $40,000 10-Minute Walk Grant

Congratulation to Mayor Heath Harpe and the town of Bennettsville, SC for being 1 of 10 cities to receive a $40,000 grant via the 10-Minute Walk 10-Minute Walk campaign, which is led by NRPA, The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The grant funding will be used to support Bennettsville planning efforts that help increase access to high-quality parks within a 10-minute walk. Click here to read more about the 10 recipient cities and to learn more about the 10-minute walk campaign.

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ULI Carolinas’ Meeting Welcomes 700+ To Raleigh

More than 700 real estate professionals from across the Carolinas gathered in Raleigh on February 11 and 12 for the 6th annual Carolinas’ Meeting. The theme for the meeting was “Future-Proofing for Tomorrow’s Reality”  Below are a few highlights from the meeting.   Keynote sessions included a discussion with futurist Jack Uldrich on the trends shaping the future of business, the current and future state of transportation with Zipcar Co-Founder Robin Brown, and a discussion on public-private partnerships providing enhanced community resiliency for single family, multi-family and mixed use development with George … Read More

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ULI SC Announces Membership Scholarships

ULI SC is excited to announce the opportunity for membership scholarships. ULI SC is interested in expanding opportunities for young leaders, public sector representatives, and minorities to get to know ULI by providing complimentary memberships. Details for each of the three scholarships is outlined below. If you or someone you know is interested and eligible, please follow the links below to apply. Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2019.  Young Leader Membership Scholarship Are you a real estate professional under the age of 35 who is interested in becoming … Read More

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Midlands Welcomes Carl Blackstone for Coffee & Conversation on Property Tax Reform

ULISC Midlands gathered on Tuesday, January 22 for their “Coffee & Conversation” series. Carl Blackstone, President & CEO of Columbia Chamber of Commerce, spoke about property tax reform.  As the state capital and home to major educational institutions, government agencies and non-profits, a large percentage of Columbia’s land is non-taxable, presenting significant challenges for the growing city. Mr. Blackstone discussed these challenges, the city’s economic competitiveness and strategies for change. See the presentation here.  

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Coastal Development 360 Series Kicks Off With The Pre-Development Process

The coastal region kicked off their six-event Development 360 series on Thursday, January 17 with a discussion of the pre-development and entitlements process with Tom Wallington. Tom, an accomplished real estate executive with extensive experience in project planning, complex entitlements and land development, shared his experience directing land entitlement, rezoning and development for WestRock’s 72,000-acre East Edisto Region in Summerville/Charleston, South Carolina. His presentation can be found here. Thanks to our event sponsors, ADC Engineering and CBI Knoll, as well as to our host sponsor Clemson Design Center Charleston. Join … Read More

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ULI SC Upstate Tours Inland Port Greer

On January 15, ULI SC’s upstate community toured the SC Ports Authority’s Inland Port Greer. Kevin Brady of Inland Port Greer, led the tour of the facility that opened in October 2013 and handles 6,000 to 7,000 containers daily. The Inland Port helps boost the efficiency of moving shipments from the Port of Charleston to companies all over the southeast. Following the tour, the group gathered for a networking happy hour at Blue Ridge Brewery, where Mayor Rick Danner shared the exciting plans for Downtown Greer. Learn more about Greer’s … Read More

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