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Planned expressly as South Carolina’s state capital, Columbia has grown from a busy cotton and textile town into a government powerhouse, military training center, locus of higher education, and flourishing financial haven. Home to multinational corporations, boutique businesses, and all the intermediaries, the city is recognized for its livability and solid business climate. While Columbia caters to a diversity of markets, it is especially devoted to the fields of healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, and banking. Columbia Business Monthly keeps abreast of all these various enterprises, sharing news of start-ups, relocations, and developments as they occur. We explore the operations and philosophies of featured companies on a regular basis, highlighting their practices and successes to prove the value of community dynamism. We also offer a broad perspective on the business climate from folks in the know, granting our readers a practical, experienced outlook.

EngenuitySC announces 2017-18 initiatives to boost competitiveness and prosperity in the Midlands

Oct 20, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

Projects include What’s Next Midlands, the Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report, Richland One STEAM and Richland Two CAT initiatives, regional leadership consortiums and more.

South Carolina 25 Fastest Growing Companies Announced

Oct 17, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

To be eligible for the SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies Award, the company must be headquartered in South Carolina and be in business for at least three years and show revenues of more than $3 million.

Five schools and one district join TransformSC’s network

Oct 17, 2017 ● By Kathleen Maris

TransformSC schools receive a variety of supports and opportunities through participation in the network, including access to national experts, mentorship opportunities with other innovative schools, and assistance with the implementation of plans.

GSSM and Coker College Sign Dual Enrollment Agreement for Virtual Engineering Program

Oct 17, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

The new agreement with Coker not only offers dual enrollment English, math, engineering and science courses, but also introduces new computer science and integrated STEM writing dual enrollment courses to the Accelerate curriculum.

Al Babinicz presented with award by SCCEBA

Oct 12, 2017 ● By Kathleen Maris

Babinicz has 35 years of extensive experience in the Large Urban and Rural public transportation sectors.

Five Construction Crews Currently Active in the BullStreet District

Oct 11, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

Workers on site are moving forward on a range of projects, including a 20-acre public park, residential development, historic renovation for a restaurant and more.

Noble Announces Candidacy for Governor

Oct 11, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

He has served for many years as president of the S.C. New Democrats, an independent group that encourages young people and other community activists with ideas for political reform and common-sense solutions.

Four local women to be honored as Women of Distinction by Girl Scouts

Oct 10, 2017 ● By Kathleen Maris

The Women of Distinction Award recognizes local women of courage, confidence, and character, who exhibit exceptional professional and personal success, and have made a lasting impact in the community.

LS3P Design Wins Citation of Excellence

Oct 10, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

R2i2 is a community center where students, parents, teachers, academic support personnel, community members, and businesses can engage in collaborative educational activities. The project will be featured in Learning By Design’s Fall 2017 issue.

SEO Expert to Present at 1 Million Cups

Oct 10, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

Joe’s business is decoding the search engine mystery to inform clients' digital marketing strategies.

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