Columbia: Capital City, Epicenter of Innovation
Columbia, South Carolina is more than just the state capital; it’s the epicenter of innovation. Home to the University of South Carolina, a nationally ranked research institution, Columbia is also a business-friendly environment with:
- The lowest corporate income tax in the Southeast
- Competitive incentive packages
- Solid infrastructure
- Skilled workforce
- Cost of living that's well below the national average
Prime Location & Great Recreation
Columbia's prime location boasts beautiful national settings with proximity to rivers, lakes, mountains and beaches. Hikers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts revel in Columbia's abundant recreational resources, including Three Rivers Greenway, Congaree National Park, Saluda Shoals Park, and Sesquicentennial State Park. The nationally ranked Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and EdVenture Children's Museum attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the state and country each year. And sports fans get their fix of collegiate Southeastern Conference football, baseball, and basketball at Williams-Brice Stadium, Carolina Stadium, and the Colonial Life Arena.
Arts, Culture & Quality of Life
Lovers of the arts indulge in an array of cultural opportunities, including the S.C. Philharmonic, Columbia City Ballet, Vibrations Dance Company, Trustus Theater, Columbia Museum of Art, and more. Columbia's entertainment districts offer an array of independent restaurants, galleries and shops. Add in award-winning hospital systems, top-rated schools and diverse neighborhoods, and it's clear that Columbia is a place where innovation and enjoyment meet to create an exceptional quality of life.