The Agenda: Federal aid for King Street developers; Monster mosquitos in S.C. after Florence; Carriage horses take Sunday stroll

Florence brought flooding, flooding brought mega mosquitos

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Two carriage horses decided they'd be the tourists for once and took a Sunday stroll down Pinckney Street. Source: WCSC

S.C. residents have an extra 10 days to register to vote before the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Register or make sure that you're registered before Oct. 17. Source: City Paper

As if Florence's flooding wasn't enough, "monster" mosquitos are swarming areas affected by the flooding. The gallinipper mosquito is six times larger than the average mosquito, so we'll take our hummingbird sized mosquitos over the dragon sized ones any day. Source: P&C

35,000: The number of new jobs the Charleston area will add in the next five years. The Charleston Regional Development Alliance's "Talent Demand Study" found that of the new jobs, 80% will be in: production and mechanical, hospitality, medical, business operations, software and IT, and personal services. Many of these fields already struggle to fill open positions. Source: Charleston Chamber

Due to the way census tracts are drawn, part of downtown that has been overrun with high-end development in recent years has been named a federal 'Opportunity Zone,' meaning that developers and businesspeople could reap federal benefits being pumped into the program. Meant to help poor communities, the program is applicable because — despite being the location of high end restaurants and hotels — the small population that lives there is mostly students, which brings the average household income down to the "severely distressed" area. Source: P&C

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