15-year-old CEO opens retail store and girls' salon in Columbia

December 2, 2021

"Spring Hill High School freshman Gabby Goodwin now has a headquarters for her business, thanks to her parents comedian Mike Goodwin and Rozalynn Goodwin."

NAI Earle Furman breaks ground on the largest spec building in the Midlands, located in Shamrock Commerce Park

December 1, 2021

The largest speculative building in the Midlands is now under construction in Orangeburg County, SC at the Shamrock Commerce Park.

Gov. Henry McMaster Signs Bill to Assist Veterans with In-State Tuition

November 30, 2021

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has signed new legislation to benefit military veterans for in-state tuition benefits.

Richland County looks to ignite manufacturing interest

November 24, 2021

"The sprawling new Mark Anthony Brewing facility off Shop Road in Columbia represents what area leaders would like to see more of in Richland County: an influx of major manufacturers that will help the area catch up with other regions in the state that have become major manufacturing hubs."

USC-built inspection technology being adopted by car makers nationwide

November 13, 2021

"An inspection tool developed at the University of South Carolina to detect flaws in car parts and paint jobs on the factory floor was tested at Ford’s Chicago assembly plant where it prevented more than 200 defects and saved the company hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of production errors."

AVANTech, LLC expanding operations in Richland County, SC

November 10, 2021

More than $3.6 Million investment will create 17 new jobs


October 29, 2021

Did you know that is a bicycle plant in Clarendon County? In fact, there are two production facilities.

USC Columbia Technology Incubator receives $200,000 scholarship grant from Truist

October 25, 2021

"The USC Columbia Technology Incubator announced Monday (Oct. 25) a $200,000 grant... to provide funding for scholarships and training programs that will support the future information technology (IT) workforce in South Carolina."

SC face-shield maker seeks post-COVID future after ranking among nation’s fastest growing

October 24, 2021

"Even as sales [for masks] continue, the company is refocusing on its core business, telling manufacturers that its success in speedy production can be replicated."

Michelin North America, Inc., invests $30,000 in Lexington One Educational Foundation for district’s VEX robotics teams

October 20, 2021

"This recent gift solidifies a six-year, $60,000 investment that Michelin North America, Inc., and the Lexington, SC site will have made in the Educational Foundation to support robotics education in Lexington District One."

Resiliency and Continued Commitment

October 19, 2021

Central SC Thought Leader article contributed by Bank of America

Mapquest co-founder bolstering Columbia’s startup tech industry ‘to form something big’

October 12, 2021

"Heivly’s consulting is part of a larger effort by the city and counties to expand their economic development focus beyond just traditional manufacturing to include technology firms."