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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.

Lizard's Thicket Donates Thousands

Lizard’s Thicket has raised thousands of dollars for local schools and nonprofit organizations as part of its 40th anniversary celebration.

Stanley Black & Decker Opens York Location

The new operations are projected to bring $31 million in capital investment and lead to the creation of 500 new jobs.

Select Health Opens New Community Center

Select Health offers First Choice, the state’s oldest and largest Medicaid managed care health plan, and is part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies.

USC College of Engineering and Computing Receives Grant

The College announced a $10,000 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, the non-profit arm of Dominion Energy, to fund Partners for Minorities in Engineering and Computer Science (PMECS).

Hill Construction Completes Project

Hill Construction Co. recently completed a project at Columbia International University (CIU) and also participated in groundbreaking on a new athletic facility.

IAFE Elects State Fair Asst. Manager

The IAFE is a voluntary, not-for-profit corporation that serves state, provincial, regional, and county agricultural fairs, shows, exhibitions, and expositions.

SCS Expands Reach

LongCreek Plantation, Eagles Nest, and Stratford Plantation join SCS’ client roster in the Midlands.

USC Establishes New Endowed Chair

The endowed chair will support the growing demand for teaching and research in operations and supply chain.

UofSC Economists Predict SC Economy To Remain Strong

South Carolina should see broad-based growth continue across most industries with accompanying gains in employment and income for South Carolinians.

Samsung to Partner with Clemson, USC

Samsung Electronics America announced a new research and development partnership with the state of South Carolina and its two largest universities.