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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 ranks among nation's best in higher ed

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.

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

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

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

“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

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.

Together SC announces 2017-2018 board of directors

The board includes three incoming members and a transition in leadership with Ted Hendry, president of United Way of Greenville County, completing a two-year term as board chair.

USC Law School Hopes New Building Raises Bar

“The expectation is the students will engage each other more,” Wilcox says. “A lot of the learning of law comes from the interaction between students.”

2017 Legal Elite of the Midlands

This year, Columbia Business Monthly features the top vote getters in 20 categories with some interesting facts about each.

The Brilliance Behind the Beam

Current pulsing through that signal will launch a signature laser light sculpture whose twin beams, reflected by strategically-placed mirrors, will transect an urban section of the Congaree River between the Gervais Street and the Blossom Street bridges.

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