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08/09/2021

Columbia Economic Development Launches Ambassador Pilot Program

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The City of Columbia Economic Development Office’s Ambassador Pilot Program will launch August 19th at 12 p.m. to provide insight into Columbia’s unique mix of careers, community, and culture while also highlighting the work of growing and diversifying the city’s economy.

07/09/2021

SCIF Opens for 2021 Invention Contest

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SCIF Opens for 2021 Invention Contest All inventors are invited to enter to show us your vision!

05/10/2021

Columbia Economic Development Celebrates National Economic Development Week

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Columbia Economic Development is recognizing National Economic Development Week from May 9-15, 2021 to celebrate the positive contributions this profession has on our City, including: · Retain and attract businesses, jobs, and investment · Support entrepreneurship and small business creation/development · Grow our talent base and career development opportunities · Improve the quality of life within our communities · Help market and promote local businesses, as well as our city/region · Advocate for policies and programs that help improve our local business climate · Policies that government undertakes to meet broad economic objectives including inflation control, high employment, and sustainable growth.

03/25/2021

Columbia’s Economy Continues to Boom in Spite of COVID-19 with Over $1 Billion in Investment Underway

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Columbia’s Economy Continues to Boom in Spite of COVID-19 with Over $1 Billion in Investment Underway

12/08/2020

“Create Opportunity Columbia” Workforce Development Initiative Launches with Midlands Technical College

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“Create Opportunity Columbia” Workforce Development Initiative Launches with Midlands Technical College

11/06/2020

Shop Local Campaign

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In the United States, 50% of small businesses could close by February 2021. It’s a national problem, and the PPP/EIDL that businesses are currently living off of are both drying up. We MUST do something locally to support the small businesses that make our city so vibrant. With things like holiday markets and annual shopping events cancelled, people are shopping online rather than locally.

09/14/2020

Columbia Economic Development Dedicates September to Insurance Technology

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Department Designates September ‘Insurtech Month’