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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.

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.

RCBA Announces 2018 Officers

The Richland County Bar Association has announced its 2018 Executive Committee.

Celerian Group Acquires Karna

The acquisition adds public health expertise, data analytics, IT, and other services that complement and expand the Celerian Group’s comprehensive offerings.

SCMA Names New President

Sara Hazzard has been named president and CEO of the organization effective Jan. 1, 2018.

SCE&G Wins Award

The award is presented to EEI member companies to recognize their efforts to restore power to customers after service disruptions caused by severe weather conditions or other natural events.

MTC Honors Top Faculty

Midlands Technical College (MTC) announced its top faculty members for 2017.

Tree Brand Packaging Launches New Operations

With a capital investment of $1.3 million, the company is projected to create 28 new jobs.

BullStreet's New Meadow

Hughes has commissioned noted horticulturist Augustus Jenkins Farmer III to plant and establish the entranceway.

Midlands Tech, CIU Reach Agreement

Midlands Tech President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames and CIU President Dr. Mark A. Smith signed the Memorandum of Understanding January 8, 2018.