With major insurance companies already headquartered in Columbia, the city is a fast-growing hub for insurance, technology and services:

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina operates a Columbia data center ranked in the top 2.5% worldwide by IBM.

Seibels, provides technology-powered business process and third party administration services for the personal and commercial insurance industry.

Capgemini recently purchased Columbia-based insurance services firm TCube and opened offices in Columbia’s BullStreet development.

Colonial Life, headquartered in Columbia and part of the Unum group, employs more than 1,200 locally and 11,000 nationwide.

Aflac made Columbia its national headquarters for group insurance products in 2009 and employs over 900 people.

American Specialty Health (ASH), specializing in benefits management, opened a technology-focused office near USC to capitalize on the city’s talent pool.

Insurance, Technology & Services Stats


City in the U.S. for attracting millennials


Top 5

U.S. city for high-tech employment growth

Bay Area Council Economic Institute


College graduates annually

Top 50

Best cities for starting a business in 2020

Inc. Magazine

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Resources & Incentives

Opportunity Zones
Eight zones provide tax incentives and include acreage and office space in highly desirable downtown locations.

An association focusing on recruiting and enhancing insurance technology.

A nonprofit training academy created by BlueCross BlueShield and IBM; expands the talent pool for insurance technology positions.

Makes loans and investments for innovation in key sectors, including information technology.

Provides free customized recruitment, curriculum design, instructors and training sites for businesses—including Nephron, GE and BMW.

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