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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.

Christopher Reeve Grant Helps USC Purchase Communication Devices for Those Living with Paralysis

The gift from the Superman actor's foundation will allow for the purchase of four new eye gaze devices, allowing those with ALS, spinal injuries, cerebral palsy, and other paralysis-causing conditions to communicate using only their line of sight.

S.C. Receives "A" Grade For Manufacturing

South Carolina receives an “A” in manufacturing and “C-“ for logistics in a report from Ball State University.

Entrepreneurs Aren't All Unicorns - Some Are Clydesdales

Entrepreneurship, as I’ve always known it, is building the company you want to work for.

Columbia Printer Receives Honor

This recognition places the company in the top quartile of all printers, regardless of brand, participating in the Print Buyer Satisfaction Index.

BD Investing $150 Million in Sumter County Facility

The company is projected to create an additional 125 new jobs over the next several years.

Historic Columbia Announces New Director of Development

Megan Plott will oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all fundraising and membership programs of Historic Columbia.

Charleston Harbor Deepening Project Receives $49 Million Federal Funding

Upon completion of Charleston's deepening, the Inner Harbor will offer 52 feet of depth with a 54-feet deep Entrance Channel.

SBA Working Capital Loan Deadline Is July 5

The loans are intended to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses that could have been paid had Hurricane Irma not occurred.

MTC Hosts Small Business Conference

The HHS does four of these events annually, with other events gathering in Denver, Detroit, and Washington, D.C.

Old-Fashioned Feed & Seed Draws Customers Far And Wide

Since she bought the store in 2007, the store has attracted customers from up and down the East Coast who are interested in the seeds, feed, animals and plants that Sal’s sells. From Charleston to New York and down to Florida, Sharpe says that there’s a wide variety of people coming through each year.