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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.

Ritedose to Expand Richland Operations

The Ritedose Corporation, a pharmaceutical products manufacturer, is expanding its Richland County operations with a $10 million investment.

Florence Judicial Center to Open 2018

Stevens & Wilkinson, a full-service architecture, engineering, and interior design firm based in Atlanta, Ga. and Columbia, announced ongoing progress of the Florence County Judicial Center.

MTC Hosts IT Needs Discussion

MTC President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames said that, with the exponential growth of IT in the Midlands, a discussion with area CEOs about the Columbia IT environment was critical.

Williams Predicts More Aerospace Growth

Williams, vice president and general manager at TIGHTCO’s Ladson plant, is also the new chairman of the advisory board of industry promotional organization SC Aerospace.

Aviation High Schools Take Wing

Leaders statewide hope this school year serves as a taxiway for that workforce development to take off. Officials say as many as 15 high schools are considering adopting the aerospace curriculum.

What’s Your Employee Retention Plan?

Five areas of focus to help keep top talent

SCBIO Picks Ford For First VP

Ford departs Poly-Med, a global innovation company that is developing absorbable polymers and constructs for the medical device industry.

Woodfield Systems USA, Inc. to Open Facility

With a capital investment of $1.5 million, the company is expected to create 50 new jobs.

Brenda Wheeler Receives John Richard Craft Leadership Award

The Columbia Museum of Art presented the 2017 John Richard Craft Leadership Award to Brenda Wheeler.

Samsung Names Newberry Plant Manager

Prior to joining the Samsung South Carolina team, Fraley served in senior director-level leadership positions for another global home appliances provider.

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