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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.

SCDOC Announces New Managing Director Of Europe Office

Currently in its 43rd year of operation, the office spearheads the state's international business recruitment efforts across Europe.

USC To Open Dick Riley Political Collection

The collection details the life and public career of Richard Wilson “Dick” Riley, a former South Carolina state representative, senator, governor, and U.S. Secretary of Education.

Milliken Makes Leadership Change

Milliken & Company’s board of directors announces the appointment of Halsey M. Cook, Jr. as president and CEO effective September 1, 2018.

S.C. Aerospace Firms Seek Business Boost At Farnborough Airshow

“South Carolina is a hotbed of aerospace activity. Getting access and exposure to tier 1, 2, and 3 suppliers is key to advancing our design capabilities and products.”

ASAP Heating And Air Acquires GreenHome Solutions

GreenHome Solutions’ former owner Ryan Hudson has taken on the responsibility of president for ASAP’s expanded entity.

S.C. Office of Innovation Plans Workshop Series

Taking place on Monday, July 23 in North Charleston, the inaugural workshop will include a networking lunch and individualized 30-minute consulting sessions.

Insurance Association Elects Board Members

The board members were voted on and presented at this year’s Annual State Meeting.

Aldi To Open Lexington Store

The new location is part of a $3.4 billion investment to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022.

Santee Cooper Names Treasurer

Shawan Gillians has been serving in the interim since March 2017.

State Social Services Director Retiring

Current SCDSS Chief of Staff Joan Meacham will serve as acting director when Susan Alford’s retirement takes effect.