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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.

Enviva Acquires Greenwood County Pellet Plant

The acquisition will result in a new capital investment of $20 million.

South Carolina Office of Innovation Launches 3Phase

A first of its kind, 3Phase will provide training and workshops throughout the state on the federal SBIR and STTR programs while managing the application process for a portfolio of companies.

Hood Construction Receives CAGC Award

This year, Hood Construction was among six firms awarded this honor for its successful construction management performance on the Barnes Center project at Clemson University.

S.C. Airports Have $16.3 Billion Impact

The Airport System in South Carolina supports an estimated 122,759 jobs with a $4.8 billion total payroll.

FanPlan Presents at 1MC

Well researched and completely boot-strapped, FanPlan is straddling the fence between travel agent and tour management company.

Southern Current Launches New Solar Projects

The company is investing in a total of five individual projects within Lee County, bringing a collective capital investment of $100 million.

USC Unveils Statue Commemorating First African-American Professor

Greener is the first individual to be memorialized with a statue on the university’s central campus.

Prysmian Group North America Unveils Global Innovation Hub

The unveiling marks the first day of classes at the Prysmian Group Academy, a hub for innovation that will welcome industry experts from around the world to South Carolina.

S.C. Tourism Continues to Grow

The new economic impact represents business activity for the calendar year 2016, which is up 4.7 percent from 2015.

Clemson Names New CU-ICAR Leader

Rigas said his vision is not just to oversee the daily operations of CU-ICAR but also to work closely with the industry and to listen what they have to say.

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