What makes Columbia a smart place to locate, start something or expand?

The very things you’re looking for: low costs, a ready workforce, high quality of life, central location and outstanding transportation infrastructure - plus incentives that give companies of all sizes a competitive edge.


Talented Workforce

A top destination for millennials, home to a major research university and a hotspot for entrepreneurs, Columbia can provide the talent you need now and in the future. Educated, diverse, skilled, motivated — our city is home to a workforce with skills to meet in-demand needs.

Workforce Highlights

40%

Of population with bachelor's degree or higher

Educated

30

International companies from 13 countries

Diverse

Top 30

U.S. digital skills city, from Brookings Motivated

Skilled

#2

U.S. city for millenial movers

Motivated

Educated

Diverse

Skilled

Motivated

Why Capgemini Chose Columbia

Expertise in the insurance sector, a high tech business district and proximity to the University of South Carolina are why this global company chose our city for its first location in the state.


“BullStreet is the state’s first urban gigabit community in a city that has a growing reputation as an IT hub. We are excited about being a part of the dynamic BullStreet District.”

- Sam McGuckin
Former Executive Vice President & head of Capgemini’s Columbia Delivery Center