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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.

1MC Hears From Data Security Startup

Carter is a USC Incubator participant working on an IT services firm dedicated to data security. No Breaches takes a business-first approach beginning with operational analysis.

Columbia To Host Mardi Gras Columbia Festival

Festival admission is free for all ages, and proceeds from beer and wine sales will benefit the local nonprofit Heroes in Blue.

McNair Law Firm Launches Palmetto Tax Advocates

The staff of Palmetto Tax Advocates, including an Enrolled Agent tax accountant, will provide IRS and state tax resolution services to clients on a wide range of issues.

Local Nonprofits Receive DOJ Grant

Able South Carolina announced their partnership with Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands and YWCA Upper Lowlands for a three-year Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) through its Disability Grant Program.

Amazon Announces Finalists for HQ2

Amazon announced it has chosen the following 20 metropolitan areas to move to the next phase of the process.

Top Workplaces Deadline Extended to Jan. 23

The latest winter blast to hit South Carolina has provided a bonus: a few more days to nominate your company as one of the state’s premier places to work.

S.C. Site Consultancies Merge

Strategic Development Group and Goldsmith Strategy, both based in South Carolina, have completed a merger.

EngenuitySC Announces Inaugural Midlands Regional Competitiveness Week

The week, created to celebrate the rising regional competitiveness of the Columbia Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), will be headlined by the release of the latest Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report and is presented by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

50 Most Influential People of 2017

The selection of our 50 individuals is a result of staff research and community nominations.

CRC Expands Operations

To accommodate its growth, Carolina's Rigging & Crane will be adding 17 jobs in Richland County.