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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.

Top Work Places #3 Large Company - T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc.

Spread out across a 24-acre campus in Travelers Rest, T & S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc. is not your typical manufacturing hub. Privately-held and owned by the Theisen family, the company was founded in 1947 and specializes in faucets, fittings, and specialty products for a variety of different industries.

Top Work Places #2 Large Company - Berkshire Hathaway HomeService, C. Dan Joyner, Realtors

At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, Realtors, the secret ingredient in the recipe to success is family.

Top Work Places #1 Large Company - Interim HealthCare

For the second year in a row, Interim HealthCare of Greenville, a locally owned hospice and home healthcare agency, was named the No. 1 Top Large Workplace in the state. Last year’s award didn’t change the way the company lives out its mission statement of being dedicated to honoring God through the enrichment of human life. However, the honor helped validate the company’s efforts.

Is Your Workplace Culture Where It Needs To Be? In Today's Business Climate, It's the Key Competitive Advantage

Top Workplaces outperform average organizations on many levels, but one key distinction stands out: Leaders of Top Workplaces see the competitive advantage of creating a workplace culture where employees are highly engaged. And they make culture a strategic priority, day in and day out.

About the Top Workplaces Survey

On the road to success, organizations need to know where they are. That’s the motivation behind the annual Top Workplaces survey, which gives employees the chance to rate their workplace.

Export-Import Bank Honors Anderson Exporter

TacMed, which exports medical equipment and supplies, has used EXIM’s export credit insurance to average $400,000 in export sales per year for the past three years.

Forbes Honors Michelin and Milliken As Top Employers

Compiled by Forbes magazine, the honor recognizes highly rated employers with 1,000 to 5,000 U.S.-based employees each year.

Greenwood Biopharma Firm Expanding

The company is investing $46 million over the next five years and is expected to generate 30 new jobs.

SCLS Wins Grant To Battle Human Trafficking

The Crime Victims Justice Corps Legal Fellow will ensure that victims have access to their rights in the Palmetto State.

South State Bank Focuses On Technology And Relationships

With more than 40 years of experience, John Windley, chief banking officer of Columbia-based South State Corp. and president and CEO of South State Bank, says technology is dramatically changing the retail side of the business.