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      No decision on giving local contractors priority

      COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Columbia City Council met Wednesday to discuss the idea of giving a leg up to local contractors.

      Read more POLL - Giving local business priority

      At the meeting, council deferred action on the resolution that would give preference to local businesses when the city puts out bids for projects.

      Councilman Daniel Rickenmann expressed some concerns about the proposal, saying he needs more time to study it.

      The concept would give Richland and Lexington County businesses a competitive edge by being able to match the lowest bid for a project.

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