On the Rise & On the Map

IT & OFFICE

Emerging from a grassroots InsurTech movement to a top destination for millennials and tech talent, the Central SC region is a dynamic hub for IT and office growth. From cyber security to software developments in FinTech to our technicians and engineers who are advancing automation, the Central SC region is propelling thriving companies like Capgemini, Colonial Life, Duck Creek and Blue Cross Blue Shield to new heights.

PROPELLING THE NEXT GENERATION

Hardwired for growing talent, the University of South Carolina is looking to the future with top ranked, unique programs like the Honors College and international business MBA teaching sought-after skills and creating the next generation of thought leaders. With more than 65,000 enrolled in higher education, our young, educated and driven workforce is pushing boundaries and creating a progressive culture making our region a top 5 domestic market for up-and-coming tech talent. An affordable city filled with amenities that satisfy Gen X to Gen Z, Columbia attracts and retains a powerful pipeline of talent ensuring success.

Top 5 market for up-and-coming tech talent

29K+ employed in finance and insurance and information industries in the region, 11% above the national average

#1 international business undergraduate and MBA programs in the United States

Produces 20% moresoftware & computer science degrees relative to national average

Top 5 city for millennial migration

65K+ enrolled in higher education

#1 public Honors College

13,000+ post-secondary degrees awarded annually

Softdocs: software solutions for educational & local government marketplaces
Capgemini: advanced technology center & consulting
Verizon: customer service center for phone service
Aflac: life & health insurance
Duck Creek Technologies: insurance software solutions
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance: HQ, insurance

Employers

Employers That Call Central SC Home