TransformSC has appointed Columbia business leader Tim Arnold to the initiative’s executive committee. Arnold currently serves as President and CEO of Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company. He joined Colonial Life in 2011, following a 27-year career with Unum, where he held leadership roles in its Chattanooga, Tenn., Worcester, Mass., […]
Seven South Carolina cities were ranked in a recent national study of the best cities to start a business. Charleston-North Charleston ranked the highest of the seven, coming in at 82 of the 358 cities studied. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach is listed at 144, Columbia at 154, Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin at 185, […]
Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation has launched a Manufacturing Business Incubator. The first participating companies at the site are Medical Beam Laboratories and Constructis LLC. The incubator is intended to help firms make use of the nearly $7 million in advanced manufacturing equipment and hardware at the Center […]
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EngenuitySC recently released its third-annual Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report, ranking the Columbia metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in relation to nine other Southeastern metropolitan regions. The report ranks MSAs in five economically competitive indicators: talent, entrepreneurial/business environment, innovation, industry clusters and livability. The Midlands Business Leadership Group has announced that it will […]
This month’s Columbia Business Monthly featured a story on SC’s logistics industry and how the Council is working map the industry through its SC Logistics initiative. Click the photo to read the article.
South Carolina’s aerospace industry was a hot topic in this month’s issues of Greenville Business Magazine and Columbia Business Monthly. Both magazines featured a column by SC Aerospace Chairman Steve Townes on the industry’s explosive growth in South Carolina and the Southeast. There are also several articles featuring the aviation […]
The SC Angel Network, with Palmetto Angel Fund, invested a record $3.3 million in 15 companies, in 2015. Ten of the companies that received investments are located in South Carolina. In addition to its increased investments, the SC Angel Network expanded from three groups to eight last year, with more […]