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Old 07-15-2018, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Soda City
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Is this really the demographic a younger city like Columbia is looking for?

http://www.google.com/amp/amp.kiplin...or-health.html
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:31 PM
 
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Is this really the demographic a younger city like Columbia is looking for?

http://www.google.com/amp/amp.kiplin...or-health.html
College towns and cities typically make lists like these. Here's another one from the same source where cities like Austin, Nashville, Denver, Minneapolis, Durham, etc are listed: https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/...018/index.html

No need to read anything more into this.
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I’m pretty sure Social Security benefits are taxed in SC. My father complains about it if I’m remembering right.
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:25 PM
 
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I’m pretty sure Social Security benefits are taxed in SC. My father complains about it if I’m remembering right.
No tax on SS in SC. Plus an additional $15,000 deduction for other retirement income.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:38 AM
 
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Is this really the demographic a younger city like Columbia is looking for?

http://www.google.com/amp/amp.kiplin...or-health.html
Attracting retirees has been part of SC's strategy for the past decade or so. There are some pros and cons to this:

Pros: Increased demand for housing, shift of some asset value to SC, intangible civic value (i.e. volunteering, knowledge sharing, etc.), property tax revenue

Cons: State match for Medicaid (disability, low income Medicare subsidy), increased demand for public services, increased burden on healthcare system

To boil it down, there's a one-time gain followed by an increased tax on public services. I don't know that recruiting them is the wisest decision, but they are part of any healthy society. The key, which I think the coast has succeeded in gaining, is recruiting wealthier retirees who rely less on public services. Promoting continuing education opportunities at USC and the benefit of local arts organisations would be a nice way to draw more of this group.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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My bad. No state income tax on SS in SC.
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Soda City
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Does anyone remember when this shopping center was supposedly getting a specialty grocer? It’s a great location in my opinion. I honestly think a Whole Foods would have worked great right here. Thoughts anyone?

http://pebbenterprises.propertycapsu...irmo/#overview
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Lexington & Columbia, SC
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Does anyone remember when this shopping center was supposedly getting a specialty grocer? It’s a great location in my opinion. I honestly think a Whole Foods would have worked great right here. Thoughts anyone?

Irmo SC: High Pointe Centre (Irmo) - Retail Space For Lease - PEBB Enterprises
I remember there being talks of Sprouts locating here. Last I heard Hardy King ran them out of town...
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Old 08-05-2018, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Soda City
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If there’s one part of the plan I wish they’d have kept, it would’ve been this. I wish Lexington would do it do. Honestly, Richland County leaders could talk to the neighboring counties about sharing half the cost and getting “Welcome to (other county)” placed on the other side.

Gateway Signage
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:46 PM
 
Location: 352
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If there’s one part of the plan I wish they’d have kept, it would’ve been this. I wish Lexington would do it do. Honestly, Richland County leaders could talk to the neighboring counties about sharing half the cost and getting “Welcome to (other county)” placed on the other side.

Gateway Signage
Where would you put this? Because riding down 26, you switch between Richland and Lexington like 12 times lol.
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