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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.

Will UCB Move HQ to Greenville?

Veteran banker Lynn Harton, named chief executive officer of United Community Banks, Inc., the Blairsville, Ga.-based bank holding company, has strong ties to Greenville. The move raises the question: will United move its headquarters to Greenville? Harton, in a recent interview, didn’t rule it in, or out.

International African American Museum Fundraising Nearing Completion

About half of all enslaved Africans brought to this country in the late 1700s and early 1800s passed through Gadsden’s Wharf on the Cooper River – making it an ideal location to tell the story of slavery and early African-American history in the United States. That story and many more will unfold as the International African American Museum is constructed in the coming months. A ground breaking for the $100 million project is expected this summer with an opening date in 2020.

Keys to Being a Successful Entrepreneur

What qualities does a person need to be a successful entrepreneur? It is a question that has been asked over and over and has been the subject of thousands of hours of research. The bad news is no single psychological profile of an entrepreneur has been discovered by this research. The good news is anybody can be an entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurs Aren't All Unicorns - Some Are Clydesdales

In 2001, my dad suggested I start an internet company. Despite my knowing absolutely nothing about the internet or coding or even what that company would do, I took him seriously enough to call my friend who knew everything about it and say, “Wanna start a company with me?”

Former USC Baseball Star Joins BB&T

Kip Bouknight comes to BB&T with more than eight years of insurance experience.

Zeus Promotes New President

Peterson previously held the position of global head of marketing & sales and senior vice president at Zeus.

S.C. Commerce Names Impact Award Winners

Nominees for this year's Industry Impact awards were judged based on a number of factors, including capital investment, job creation, community engagement and environmental stewardship.

South Carolina Firms To Present At Medical Device Gathering In Greenville

Companies from seven Southeastern states will present ideas and technologies to hundreds of industry leaders.

BullStreet's First Restaurant Opens

The barbeque and Southern dining restaurant is located at 2180 Boyce Street in the historic Ensor Building adjacent to the entry plaza of Spirit Communications Park.

Axle Manufacturer Expands In Horry County

The company is projected to bring $2.5 million of capital investment and create approximately 20 new positions over the next five years.