We're the heart of South Carolina


We’re a public and private alliance on a mission to cultivate and nurture the prosperity of the people and place we love. We represent a magnetic mix of people - growing communities of entrepreneurs, educators, and engineers, skilled workers and craftspeople, farmers, tech talent, and scientists who go to work every day, driven by curiosity, courage, and a can-do spirit.

Where is Columbia, SC?

Columbia, SC is miles away from

Who we are and how we help

The people and the services that help us prosper together.

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Board of Directors

Guidance and counsel from leaders, innovators, experts, and professionals.

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Committee of 100

Our volunteer marketing group dedicated to promoting regional prosperity.

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SYNERGY CENTRAL SC is an Economic Development Strategy that identifies top opportunities to increase growth and prosperity in the Central SC Region over the next five years. This Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan are based on a collective impact approach, designed to coordinate the activities of numerous regional partners around a shared strategic framework.

This is not a Strategy for the Central SC Alliance alone to implement and requires coordination and collaboration with multiple partners.

The Synergy Central SC planning process involved in-depth data analysis, a community survey, interviews and focus groups with regional stakeholders, workshops with local economic development practitioners, and workshops with a 46-member Steering Committee. The Discovery process revealed five opportunities to elevate the region’s economic development.