Columbia provides the skilled workforce and talent businesses need to succeed and grow.

With over 10,000 college students graduating annually and workforce development programs available through our technical colleges, we are home to one of the best labor forces in the country.

As one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States with competitive wages and a low unionization rate, we’re ready to help companies connect with the talent they need.


Columbia Advantages


ranking for most educated MSA in S.C.



state for workforce development 2019

Area Development


college graduates annually


U.S. city attracting millennial movers


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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Columbia SC


Photo by: Sean Rayford
Photo by: Sean Rayford

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Columbia is a great place to do business. Our team is here to make it easy, too. We can help you with:

  • Site visits
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  • Negotiating incentive packages
  • Logistics and transportation expertise
  • Working with service providers and government offices
  • Connecting to the talented, skilled workforce you need

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