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Last Updated: Apr 04, 2018 09:46AM • 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.

Holiday Inn Slated For Downtown Columbia

They purchased the ±42,000 square foot, 10 story building from ROIF Washington, LLC for $1,950,000.

Clemson Researcher Patents Fertilizer and Production Process

The fertilizer could revolutionize the organic produce industry and put it on a level playing field with conventional crops.

SCICU Honors Sen. Matthews

Senator Matthews is distinguished for his work to improve education at all levels as a way to advance the economic welfare of every citizen.

SAFE Awards Scholarships

The scholarships, worth $1,000 each toward tuition, were awarded to public and private school students in the areas SAFE serves, based on financial need.

USC Law School Announces Awards

Nine alumni from the School of Law at the University of South Carolina have been named recipients of the 2018 Compleat Lawyer Awards.

Medical Marijuana Bill Advances in S.C. Senate

The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act, known as S 212 in the Senate, would allow seriously ill patients to use marijuana to treat their conditions with a recommendation from their doctors.

Dates Set For Art Festival

The self-led tour features 70 local artists spanning the City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington counties.

EDA Invests in Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in S.C.

According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 86 jobs, and spur more than $16 million in private investment.

USC's Moore School Names Award Recipients

The recipients are recognized for their business and community leadership.

New Retailers Join Lineup at Lexington Square

Club Pilates, Wayback Burgers and Wings Place have joined the lineup at Lexington Square, a new neighborhood-oriented retail center.