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Last Updated: Apr 16, 2018 02:36PM • Subscribe via RSSATOM

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.

SCPA Handles Record Container and Finished Vehicle Volumes in March

The month was nearly 4 percent higher than March 2017, which was the Port’s previous record month for TEUs.

McMaster Names DHEC Board Chairman

Elam most recently served as an executive at Boeing South Carolina and was responsible for community and state and local government outreach.

Clayco Opens Greenville Office

Clayco has served clients in the South Carolina region with nearly $500 million worth of projects completed throughout the state in recent years.

The Citadel Names New President

Walters, a Citadel alumnus and a career aviator, was one of four highly decorated military leaders who were finalists for president.

Lexington Educator Named National Assistant Principal Of The Year

Page has led efforts to boost promotion rates, test scores, and college and career readiness through dual enrollment coursework, AP classes, and increased honors offerings.

WREN Holds Annual Summit

Topics included salary negotiation training, speaking your own greatness, innovative strategies for working mothers, and advocating and organizing for women’s rights.

Caldwell To Chair Site Selectors Guild

This is Caldwell’s fourth consecutive year serving on the board, having previously served as treasurer.

SCAJ Names New Director of Development

Courtney Mitchum Barts joined the group to manage their fundraising and membership recruitment efforts and will coordinate multiple development campaigns in regions across South Carolina.

Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas: Helping Families Along the Journey

Each year in the United States, an estimated 15,780 children are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is the number one killer of children in our country. And, regrettably, only 4 percent of federal cancer research funding is devoted to childhood cancers.

The New Normal: The Housing Market continues to grow in Columbia, but a downward trend may be on the way

The housing market across the U.S. is showing signs of cooling off, but right here infamously hot Columbia, the industry looks as if it will remain on fire through the year, with indications that the benchmarks of 2017 may be surpassed in 2018.