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
What We Imagine
Employers That Call Central SC Home
Resources and Support
We have the resources and support that provide a dynamic environment where entrepreneurs, startups and established companies succeed and prosper.
Non-profit working to engage, equip and connect future IT talent through K-12 programs, professional certifications and development, and events
Accelerates growth & innovation by providing a unified voice for the statewide technology community.
A collaboration powered by the S.C. Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation and Build Carolina, SC Codes is a platform connecting South Carolinians to the education and resources they need to unlock careers in technology.
University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business
Home to the #1 nationally ranked graduate and undergraduate international business programs, The Moore School prepares graduates who are ready for today and tomorrow’s business challenges.