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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.

Newberry College breaks student enrollment records

Sep 19, 2017 ● By Kathleen Maris

The new record represents a 20 percent increase over Newberry’s previous enrollment of 381 new students in fall 2016.

South Carolina ranked #4 in business survey

Sep 18, 2017 ● By Kathleen Maris

Conducted by Development Counsellors International (DCI) every three years, the “Winning Strategies in Economic Development Marketing” survey has tracked trends in economic development since its inception in 1996.

MTC dental hygiene students volunteer for mission work in Columbia

Sep 13, 2017 ● By Kathleen Maris

More than 800 patients received an estimated $600,000 in free dental care from about 100 volunteers from across South Carolina and other states.

Columbia Business Monthly Best & Brightest 35 and Under

Sep 12, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

Columbia Business Monthly is pleased to feature its second annual class of Best & Brightest 35 And Under.

Newberry College ranks among nation's best in higher ed

Sep 12, 2017 ● By Kathleen Maris

For many years, Newberry College has ranked in the Top 50 for Best Colleges in the South, but the private liberal arts college ascended into the Top 20 last year, where it has retained its place in the 2018 rankings among the region’s upper echelon.

CBRE arranges sale of Tower at 1301 Gervais in Columbia, S.C.

Sep 12, 2017 ● By Kathleen Maris

RealOp Investments, LLC, of Greenville, South Carolina, acquired the property from Morning Calm Management for $28,125,000.

Best & Brightest 35 and Under Alumni Profile - Kara Simmons

Sep 06, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

More than anything, Simmons says that being a member of the Best and Brightest Under 35 Class of 2016 has helped her broaden her social platform so that she can help more people.

Small parts a big deal for Bamberg manufacturer

Sep 06, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

The company, which is celebrating its 110th year of operation and 50th in South Carolina, has also increased its aviation business in recent years.

Groceries At A Click

Sep 06, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

“It’s getting people to try it once, and once they do, they’re like, ‘Wow, this is magical,’ ” Friedrich said.

Rhames Thrives On Optimism of New Graduates

Sep 06, 2017 ● By Emily Stevenson

Rhames says he has loved his journey so far and enjoys the role he currently plays in helping students young and old become more competitive in our global society.

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