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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.

Top Principal Focuses On Student Preparation

Ross, 38, joined Chapin High School as an assistant principal in 2005 and took over as principal in 2009.

Avtec Keeps Lines of Communication Open

Nowadays, Avtec creates systems using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) that police officers use to talk to 911 operators and airlines use to communicate with airborne planes.

Lexington Medical Thinks Big

A 545,000-square-foot patient tower, to open in 2019, will have 10 floors plus a mechanical penthouse. Initially, the hospital will open about 70 beds there with the ability to open more in the future.

M. B. Kahn Has Change in Leadership

Effective January 1, these promotions will enlarge and strengthen the executive leadership team of M. B. Kahn to facilitate the continuation of the company’s future growth.

The Soul of Philanthropy Campaign Launches in Columbia

Opening Feb. 10, 2018 at Richland Library, The Soul of Philanthropy presents the long and unsung legacy of black philanthropy-from generous donors of wealth to every day givers carving a way out of no way.

Selleck Reflects on Michelin Career

During Selleck’s tenure as president and chairman of Michelin NA, the company has invested nearly $4 billion in its North American operations.

Cypress Creek Constructs New Plant

The new 75-megawatt facility is expected to be placed into service by 2019.

UofSC Announces $2 Million Aerospace Research Endowment

The endowment will enhance the university’s ongoing partnership with Boeing and the shared commitment to advance aerospace innovation in South Carolina.

HSB Recognized for Client Service

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd has been recognized by BTI Consulting Group “as an unparalleled leader in client service".

USC Plans MLK Observances

The 2018 commemoration will include a film screening and panel discussion, a community breakfast, and a performing arts show.