Skip to main content


Last Updated: Jun 22, 2018 10:50AM • Subscribe via RSSATOM

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.

City of Columbia Recognized As 2018 All-America City Finalist

The City of Columbia will be among 20 finalists that will conduct presentations as a part of the All-America City designation process.

SCEDA Honors Newberry Economic Developer

SCEDA awarded Director of Newberry County Economic Development Rick Farmer the Local Developer of the Year award during the 2018 SCEDA Annual Conference.

Bone-In Barbeque now open for lunch

Because who doesn't want to fill their belly with barbecue and take a post-lunch nap?

CCCF Announces Upcoming Move To BullStreet District

At 6,433 square feet of class-A office space, the new Central Carolina Community Foundation office will be 3,054 square feet larger than the organization’s current office in Middleburg Plaza.

Greenwood Manufacturer Plans Expansion

The company’s $2.7 million investment is projected to create 19 new jobs.

CBRE Arranges Lease For Coworking Firm In Lexington

CoCreate Lexington will occupy the property at 714 South Lake Drive this summer to offer sharable office space, technology, and meeting rooms to the Columbia area business community.

SCEDA Honors Bobby Hitt

The first secretary of commerce to receive the award, it was an opportunity for the economic development community to thank Secretary Hitt for his dedication and effort.

SC Small Business Chamber Announces New Board Members

SC Small Business Chamber has announced two new members on its Board of Directors.

Carolina Metal Finishing Expanding In Lee County

The $1 million investment is projected to create approximately 20 new jobs.

Two South Carolinians Selected To Advise U.S. Commerce Secretary

They will be headed to Washington, D.C. on June 20 and 21 for their first meeting as members of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness.