City of Columbia, SC
“Columbia is a rising city in the New South,” says Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin. He and other local leaders have an ambitious vision for this vibrant, up-and-coming state capital. “We want to be the most talented, educated, and entrepreneurial city in America. And we are making the investments required to make that vision a reality.”
As the South Carolina state capital, Columbia’s economy is anchored by the public sector. In addition to the state government, the city is home to the University of South Carolina’s main campus. The university is a major employer as well as a reliable supplier of educated workers for local industry.