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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.

Presbyterian College To Host High School Students During Business Week

The annual event gives students exposure to the business industry and workforce.

NAI Avant Announces Top Producers For Q2 2018

Following Macon Lovelace, the top producers, in order, are Ben Kelly, Paul Hartley, Nick Stomski, and Roger Winn.

Clemson Sets Fundraising Records

The gifts in 2018 enabled the university to create 88 new scholarships and fellowships, establish 64 new endowments, and fund numerous academic and athletic facility construction or renovation projects.

Columbia Chamber To Honor Pamela Lackey

The Columbia Chamber will honor AT&T South Carolina President Pamela P. Lackey at the Chamber’s 116th Annual Gala, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield, on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

South State Bank Announces New Leadership

South State Corporation announced the promotion of key leaders, as two of the company’s senior executives prepare for retirement.

Dynamic Brands Relocates Operations

The company's $3.8 million capital investment is projected to create at least 12 new jobs.

Lexington Square Adds New Businesses

Lexington Square is anchored by a nearly 50,000-square-foot Lowes Foods, which opened in July 2017.

Housing starts, permits drop again for US, but South sees increases

The Southern migration continues.

Auto Industry to Oppose Trump Tariffs at Commerce Dept

Both domestic and foreign automakers are pushing back against the Trump administration's proposed tariff's targeting overseas manufacturers.

Lexington Medical Center Offers Free Lecture On Strokes

Katherine W. Dahlberg, MD, a physician at Southeastern Neurology & Memory Clinic, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, will be the speaker.