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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Columbia, SC. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Columbia.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Columbia, SC? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Columbia. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Columbia, SC, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Columbia. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Columbia, SC

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Columbia to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Columbia.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Columbia, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Preliminary 3.3 magnitude quake jolts South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A relatively rare East Coast earthquake centered just northeast of South Carolina's capital city jolted large numbers of state residents awake early Monday, rocking the Southern state at a preliminary 3.3 magnitude, authorities said.There were no immediate reports of any damages or injuries, although more than 4,000 people contacted the U.S. Geological Survey to report what they felt.The pre-dawn temblor lasted only seconds, but a number of people took to social media to describe being shaken from sleep when t...

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A relatively rare East Coast earthquake centered just northeast of South Carolina's capital city jolted large numbers of state residents awake early Monday, rocking the Southern state at a preliminary 3.3 magnitude, authorities said.

There were no immediate reports of any damages or injuries, although more than 4,000 people contacted the U.S. Geological Survey to report what they felt.

The pre-dawn temblor lasted only seconds, but a number of people took to social media to describe being shaken from sleep when the quake hit shortly after 1:30 a.m.

There have been dozens of low-magnitude quakes since last December, when a 3.3 magnitude tremor originated in the same area, near Elgin, about 21 miles (34 kilometers) northeast of downtown Columbia, South Carolina’s capital city.

Those awakened early Monday reported feeling the earth shaking for several seconds, some even describing what sounded like a heavy truck moving nearby.

But geological officials noted that, while the events are unsettling, central South Carolina's loose soil and lack of significant bedrock — coupled with the Monday earthquake's shallow depth of about 1.9 miles (3.1 kilometers) below the earth’s surface — mean such rumbles are felt more significantly in a place like South Carolina than they would perhaps be along the San Andreas fault system, in California.

“There’s definitely been a ‘swarm’ here over the past several months," Amy Vaughan, a geophysicist and seismic analyst monitoring the quake for USGS’ National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado, told The Associated Press by phone. “This is not an area that is capable of producing what we would consider a big one, of much larger magnitudes. ... A 3.3 is a larger deal when it occurs somewhere like South Carolina."

Noting that the 3.3 magnitude is an early assessment and could change, Vaughan added that reports had been pouring in to the 24-hour quake monitoring center.

“I have not heard of any damage reports so far but have had over a thousand ... reports," she said.

Still, she called it “alarming for sure" and said some lesser aftershocks were possible in coming days or weeks. She noted there were quakes of a preliminary 2.0 or higher in April and March and others going back little more than four months in the region — and a 3.3 quake last December.

South Carolina typically averages 20 earthquakes a year, according to the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. Elgin is along a large fault system that extends from Georgia through the Carolinas and into Virginia.

Last year, the area near Jenkinsville — about 40 miles (60 kilometers) west of this group of tremors — registered six small earthquakes in over a week.

According to emergency management officials, about 70% of South Carolina earthquakes are located in the Middleton Place-Summerville Seismic Zone, about 12.4 miles (20 kilometers) northwest of Charleston.

In 1886, that historic coastal city was home to the largest recorded earthquake in the history of the southeastern United States, according to seismic officials. The quake, thought to have had a magnitude of at least 7, left dozens of people dead and destroyed hundreds of buildings.

That event was preceded by a series of smaller tremors over several days, although it was not known that the foreshocks were necessarily leading up to something more catastrophic until after the major quake.

Meg Kinnard can be reached at http://twitter.com/MegKinnardAP.

Small Earthquake Jolts South Carolina Near Columbia

Columbia, S.C. (AP) -- A relatively rare East Coast earthquake centered just northeast of South Carolina's capital city jolted large numbers of state residents awake early Monday, rocking the Southern state at a preliminary 3.3 magnitude, authorities said.There were no immediate reports of any damages or injuries, although more than 4,000 people contacted the U.S. Geological Survey to report what they felt.The pre-dawn temblor lasted only seconds, but a number of people took to social media to describe being shaken from sleep w...

Columbia, S.C. (AP) -- A relatively rare East Coast earthquake centered just northeast of South Carolina's capital city jolted large numbers of state residents awake early Monday, rocking the Southern state at a preliminary 3.3 magnitude, authorities said.

There were no immediate reports of any damages or injuries, although more than 4,000 people contacted the U.S. Geological Survey to report what they felt.

The pre-dawn temblor lasted only seconds, but a number of people took to social media to describe being shaken from sleep when the quake hit shortly after 1:30 a.m.

There have been dozens of low-magnitude quakes since last December, when a 3.3 magnitude tremor originated in the same area, near Elgin, about 21 miles (34 kilometers) northeast of downtown Columbia, South Carolina’s capital city.

Those awakened early Monday reported feeling the earth shaking for several seconds, some even describing what sounded like a heavy truck moving nearby.

But geological officials noted that, while the events are unsettling, central South Carolina's loose soil and lack of significant bedrock — coupled with the Monday earthquake's shallow depth of about 1.9 miles (3.1 kilometers) below the earth’s surface — mean such rumbles are felt more significantly in a place like South Carolina than they would perhaps be along the San Andreas fault system, in California.

“There’s definitely been a ‘swarm’ here over the past several months," Amy Vaughan, a geophysicist and seismic analyst monitoring the quake for USGS’ National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado, told The Associated Press by phone. “This is not an area that is capable of producing what we would consider a big one, of much larger magnitudes. ... A 3.3 is a larger deal when it occurs somewhere like South Carolina."

Noting that the 3.3 magnitude is an early assessment and could change, Vaughan added that reports had been pouring in to the 24-hour quake monitoring center.

“I have not heard of any damage reports so far but have had over a thousand ... reports," she said.

Still, she called it “alarming for sure" and said some lesser aftershocks were possible in coming days or weeks. She noted there were quakes of a preliminary 2.0 or higher in April and March and others going back little more than four months in the region — and a 3.3 quake last December.

South Carolina typically averages 20 earthquakes a year, according to the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. Elgin is along a large fault system that extends from Georgia through the Carolinas and into Virginia.

Last year, the area near Jenkinsville — about 40 miles (60 kilometers) west of this group of tremors — registered six small earthquakes in over a week.

According to emergency management officials, about 70% of South Carolina earthquakes are located in the Middleton Place-Summerville Seismic Zone, about 12.4 miles (20 kilometers) northwest of Charleston.

In 1886, that historic coastal city was home to the largest recorded earthquake in the history of the southeastern United States, according to seismic officials. The quake, thought to have had a magnitude of at least 7, left dozens of people dead and destroyed hundreds of buildings.

That event was preceded by a series of smaller tremors over several days, although it was not known that the foreshocks were necessarily leading up to something more catastrophic until after the major quake.

[Editor notes: Eds: CORRECTS: Correct metric conversion.]

Four Midlands hospitals get an ‘A’ in latest safety grades, another is lowest rated in SC

Four Midlands hospitals received the highest mark possible in the safety grades released by a medical watchdog group Tuesday. Most area hospitals saw their scores improve since the last ratings were released.Both Prisma Health Baptist, in downtown Columbia, and ...

Four Midlands hospitals received the highest mark possible in the safety grades released by a medical watchdog group Tuesday. Most area hospitals saw their scores improve since the last ratings were released.

Both Prisma Health Baptist, in downtown Columbia, and Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge, near the Lexington County line, were given A grades, and are ranked among the safest hospitals in South Carolina, according to the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

The A was an improvement for Prisma Health Baptist, which received a B in the fall and spring ratings in 2021.

Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge has consistently been one of the highest rated hospitals in the Midlands, receiving the highest grade in the past six rating reports from the Leapfrog Group, which issues biannual safety rankings.

Since 2012, the Leapfrog Group has published Hospital Safety Scores twice a year — once in the spring and once during the fall — to create transparency in the U.S. health system. The rating is focused on “errors, accidents, injuries and infections.”

Based on this criteria, other Columbia-Lexington-area hospitals received one B and three Cs for the spring. Those include:

? Lexington Medical Center, which repeated its score from the fall ranking of B

? Prisma Health Richland repeated its score from the fall ranking of C

? MUHA Columbia Medical Center Downtown, formerly Providence Health, repeated its score from the fall ranking of C

? MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Northeast, formerly Providence Health Northeast, repeated its score from the fall ranking of C

Two other hospitals in the Midlands received an A, while one that had an F in the fall received a higher grade in the current ranking.

? McCleod Health Clarendon in Manning repeated its score from the fall ranking of A

? Prisma Health Tuomey saw its grade rise two letters from C in the fall ranking to A

? Newberry County Memorial Hospital saw its grade rise one letter from C in the fall ranking to B

? MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center saw its grade rise one letter from C in the fall ranking to B

? Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties saw its grade rise one letter from F in the fall to D

Overall in South Carolina, of the 51 hospitals that were ranked, 21 received a letter A. That’s an improvement from 15 As in the fall rankings.

No hospitals in the Palmetto State received an F in the spring grades. The D given to the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties was the lowest mark dispensed, and even that was an improvement from the fall.

Nationally, South Carolina ranked 13th among all states, with more than 41% of its hospitals scoring an A rating. That was a significant increase from the fall (29%), when the Palmetto State was ranked 25th in the nation.

Neighboring North Carolina (59.8%) was the top-rated state in the U.S., while there was a four-way tie for lowest grade among North Dakota, Wyoming, West Virginia, and Washington D.C., as none had a hospital with an A grade.

“The health care workforce has faced unprecedented levels of pressure during the pandemic, and as a result, patients’ experience with their care appears to have suffered,” Leapfrog Group President and CEO Leah Binder said in a news release. “We commend the workforce for their heroic efforts these past few years and now strongly urge hospital leadership to recommit to improved care — from communication to responsiveness — and get back on track with patient safety outcomes.”

Leapfrog graded more than 2,900 hospitals nationwide this spring, and 33% earned an A, 24% earned a B, 36% a C, 7% a D and less than 1% scored an F, according to its website.

The grades are based on safety data and rate how hospitals have “checks in place to prevent mistakes, and ensure strong lines of communication between hospital staff, patients, and families,” according to Leapfrog, which estimated about 160,000 people die every year from hospital errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

That’s “a significant improvement from 2016, when researchers estimated 205,000 avoidable deaths,” Leapfrog officials said.

“Despite a general decrease in patient experience ratings, spring Grades continue to show significant variation in safety performance across U.S. hospitals,” Binder said. “This variability is a constant reminder that the public must have access to information on which hospitals are safer so patients can make the best decision for themselves and their loved ones.”

Leapfrog said 50,215 lives could be saved every year if all hospitals performed at the level of A graded hospitals. But even hospitals that scored an A can make improvements to save lives.

“Leapfrog advises the public never to reject emergency treatment based on a safety score, but to consult with a doctor about the best hospital for planned, elective procedures,” the News & Observer previously reported.

But Leapfrog’s study shows that patients at ‘D’ and ‘F’ hospitals face about a greater risk of dying than those at hospitals graded A.

The Leapfrog safety grade is divided into two domains: Process/Structural Measures and Outcome Measures.

The Process Measures include:

? Computerized Physician Order Entry

? Bar Code Medication Administration

? ICU Physician Staffing

? Leadership Structures and Systems

? Culture Measurement, Feedback & Intervention

? Nursing Workforce

? Hand Hygiene

? Nurse Communication

? Doctor Communication

? Staff Responsiveness

? Communication about Medicines

? Discharge Information

? Foreign Object Retained

? Air Embolism

? Falls and Trauma

? CLABSI

? CAUTI

? SSI: Colon

? MRSA

? C. Diff.

? Pressure Ulcer Rate

? Death Rate among Surgical Inpatients with Serious Treatable Conditions

? Iatrogenic Pneumothorax Rate

? Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate

? Perioperative PE/DVT Rate

? Postoperative Wound Dehiscence Rate

? Unrecognized Abdominopelvic Accidental Puncture/Laceration Rate

SOURCE: Leapfrog Medical Group

Columbia Affordable Housing Task Force members share concerns before getting down to planning

The City of Columbia’s Affordable Housing Task Force met today to begin the planning process to develop more affordable units for residents.COLUMBIA, S.C. — On Tuesday, the City of Columbia’s Affordable Housing Task Force met to begin the planning process to develop more affordable housing for residents.Before the co...

The City of Columbia’s Affordable Housing Task Force met today to begin the planning process to develop more affordable units for residents.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — On Tuesday, the City of Columbia’s Affordable Housing Task Force met to begin the planning process to develop more affordable housing for residents.

Before the committee could get down to planning, members fueled the process with concerns that need to be addressed before a plan is made.

"At some point, as a committee, we need to have some dialogue around the whole tax abatement issue or the incentive," said Reggie Barner, finance committee chair for the task force.

Barner said the city's high property tax is causing challenges for creating affordable homes. Currently, the property tax rate is 6%, the highest in South Carolina. The city’s tax modernization committee is working to cut it down by a third, over 10 years.

Another problem that was addressed in the committee is the need for a for-profit developer in the committee.

Sauls explained developers are needed if Columbia wants more housing units.

"They do have a voice in this conversation if we want hundreds of housing units," said Lila Anna Sauls, the task force's zoning chair. "We have to have them to build it. It’s a really a partnership."

Sauls said this would bring a different perspective regarding incentives, taxes, and what makes someone invest in this type of development within the city.

Sauls also said the task force shouldn’t be looking into the city’s zoning ordinances because of how extensive they are.

"It would be great if we could figure out inclusionary zoning," Sauls said. "Then work to further that agenda, which may be in tandem with finance."

Council Member Tina Herbert said she will create a survey for task force members to complete to help prioritize what needs to be done first.

The task force will meet again on June 14. Learn more here.

DC BLOX growing S.C. footprint with new data center in Horry County

$31.5 million investment to create three new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. – DC BLOX, a multi-tenant data center in the Southeast, today announced plans to expand its South Carolina presence with a new operation in Horry County. The company’s $31.5 million investment will create three new jobs.

Founded in 2014, DC BLOX connects businesses to any destination worldwide through its private network and global ecosystem of communications partners. The company’s software-defined network quickly provides connectivity to the cloud, partners and providers.

Located along more than 21 acres at the Myrtle Beach International Technology & Aerospace Park in Myrtle Beach, DC BLOX is building a more than 40,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art specialized data center known as a Cable Landing Station (CLS) that will serve as the landing point for subsea optical communication cables. It will provide power to the cables to regenerate the optical signal, host local network equipment associated with the cables, provide colocation space for cable partners and local businesses, and serve as a regional exchange point for communications providers.

Operations are expected to be online in June 2023. Available positions will be advertised upon project completion, and individuals interested in joining the DC BLOX team should visit the company’s careers page.

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“The Southeast is exploding with opportunity, and investments in digital infrastructure are key to its growth. We are proud to announce plans for our second data center in the state of South Carolina with this new Cable Landing Station in Myrtle Beach. Our continued investments in data centers and fiber network infrastructure are a benefit to hyper-scalers, carriers and enterprises across the region, and we are thankful to the city of Myrtle Beach, Horry County and the state of South Carolina for their tremendous support in making this project happen.” -DC BLOX CEO Jeff Uphues

"DC BLOX creating another facility in the state shows that South Carolina is on the cutting edge of technology. We celebrate their growth in our state and look forward to seeing the positive impact they will have in Horry County and across South Carolina.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“As our reliance on technology grows more and more each day, we’re proud that high-tech companies like DC BLOX recognize that South Carolina offers the infrastructure and assets needed to find success. We applaud their growth in South Carolina and look forward to the impact they will make here and beyond.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

“Horry County is excited to welcome DC BLOX to Team Horry. For more than three years as chairman, I have witnessed huge growth in our county’s economic development. DC BLOX will be the start to an empty aerospace and technology park that we feel will flourish. I look forward to following the success of this company and the effect it will have on our county. On behalf of Horry County Council and staff, thank you for believing in our community, and we look forward to DC BLOX’s success and growth.” -Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner

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