Each focus area represents the collective thoughts of 

City Council members

Columbia is a capital city of endless possibilities! A balance between fiscally responsible government and strategic investment has encouraged desirable private sector growth. The City has an internationally recognized business friendly environment that has produced a sustainable revenue stream to support reinvestment in our public infrastructure, schools, neighborhoods, and our arts and cultural community.

The City creates an atmosphere that generates rewarding employment opportunities for all. The State’s flagship institution of higher learning, the University of South Carolina, along with our many high quality universities and colleges and world-class technical college system support abundant, well-focused job training. Our many core educational facilities have attracted high tech industry and innovative businesses that change the world.