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Relocating a Business

Moving your business to Columbia can be the smartest decision your company makes.  Our City boasts a stable economy supported on all sides by business, education, government, and the military.  Columbia is home to a growing and well-educated workforce, reasonably priced land, favorable taxes and business costs, a strong support services climate, and is well positioned for transportation, distribution, and logistics.

 

Workforce

South Carolina is home to a ready trained workforce that was ranked No. 6 in the county by CNBC this year.  Our state has the 2nd lowest unionization rate in the U.S.  Workforce training is supported by the SC Technical College system and readySC which provide well-trained employees to qualifying companies that invest in South Carolina.

 

Market Accessibility

Columbia is 2 hours away from the Port of Charleston, the nation's eighth largest port in dollar value for international shipments.  We are connected to a highway system that spans the United States' East Coast and is located halfway between New York and Miami.  Rail service is available through both Norfolk Southern and CSX.

 

Available Sites

From Class A Office Space to industrial park locations with interstate access, Columbia has a broad variety of properties suitable to any need and we will help you find the best location for your business.

 

Low Cost of Doing Business

The state of South Carolina levies none of the following taxes - state property tax; local income tax; inventory tax; sales tax on manufacturing machinery, industrial power, or materials for finished products; wholesale tax or unitary tax on worldwide profits.

 

High Quality of Life

Columbia offers a low cost of living, affordable housing, education assets, career opportunities, and a broad variety of leisure activities.  The weather is warm and favorable most of the year and the city is in close proximity to both the beach and mountains.

 

Business Partnerships

Columbia's unique culture of public-private partnerships help accelerate business growth and guarantee the strength of our local economy.

 

Pro-business Climate

In 2011, South Carolina ranked No. 4 in the nation in Top States for Doing Business according to Area Development Online.

 

Columbia contains all of the right components to make a successful business and is an ideal place to relocate or establish business operations.  We will assist you by providing information about our community, help examine potential sites, find business incentives you qualify for, and guide you through the regulatory process to make sure you are up and running in as little time as possible.  Come and see why Columbia is the ideal home for you and your business.
 

 
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