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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.

Fathers and Leaders

This year, Father’s Day falls on June 17th, and as I was thinking about the holiday, it led me to reflect on my own childhood and the leadership lessons I learned from my father.

Seeking Job Candidates? You May Want to Think Beyond the Obvious

As with any degree, a focused education allows students to explore their passion, and the majority of these students will pursue employment within their specific fields. However, college degrees, regardless of their specific focus, should also offer students the opportunity to gain skills that can be valued in most business organizations.

Curtis Loftis Delivers Birthday Gifts to Babies Born on May 29

Compared to the puntastic Star Wars Day -- May the Fourth be with you -- and the snicker-snicker stoner holiday 4/20, 529 Day doesn't quite have the same cool and hip cache. However, there's no doubt that for state Treasurer Curtis Loftis, May 29 is arguably the most important day of the year.

Shaw Industries Completes Power Plant At Columbia Facility

With the CHP, less fuel is used to provide the same amount of steam and electricity to the plant, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Sonoco Acquires Remainder of Conitex Sonoco JV

The joint venture has 13 manufacturing locations in 10 countries, including four paper mills and seven cone and tube converting operations, as well as two other production facilities.

Clemson's College of Business Names New Dean

As the dean of Clemson’s College of Business, Wendy York will lead 177 faculty and 49 staff members who serve 3,854 undergraduate business majors and 735 graduate students.

Biostimulant Manufacturer Plans Orangeburg Facility

The company's $14 million investment is projected to create 47 new jobs.

S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority Approves Grants

These awards bring the number of projects awarded to 51 in fiscal year 2018, totaling $22 million.

S.C. State Fair Names 2018 Scholarship Recipients

The fair annually awards 50 scholarships to S.C. high school students planning to pursue their studies at any public or private college, university, or technical college in the state.

Mortgage Servicing Firm Plans 1,100 Jobs In S.C.

RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation announced that its new corporate headquarters will be located in York County.

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