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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.

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.

Columbia Fire Chief Appointed 2nd Vice President Of State Fire Chiefs

Aubrey Jenkins has served as fire chief of the Columbia Fire Department since July 20, 2011.

S.C. Businessman To Attend State Leaders Summit

Cherod Webber will urge South Carolina lawmakers on Capitol Hill to fully fund USAID in the wake of the Administration’s proposal to slash funding by 30 percent.

Unemployment in SC Declines in May, Labor Force Shrinks

“South Carolina continues to enjoy record employment levels that help our economy thrive, but it is imperative that we also continue to look for opportunities to educate, train, and prepare our workforce to meet the demand."

New CU-ICAR Head Nikolaos Rigas on Making Manufacturing Sexy Again

Get your head out of the past: manufacturing is no longer dirty work. It's the robot-lovin', hi-tech learnin' job of the future.

Capital Bank Names New Midlands Market President

Steven Waddell is responsible for all lines of business including private client, commercial, small business, and retail banking.

MTC Honors Society Wins Awards

The Midlands Technical College Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society chapter received six awards at the PTK centennial conference.

USC Among World's Top Patent-Producing Universities

USC was the lead on 37 issued U.S. patents last year alone and was named on 42 total U.S. patents.

Home permits down in Greenville, Charleston, Columbia for April

Realtors expect competitive market for the summer thanks to decreasing inventory, while builders bemoan lumber tariffs.