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South Carolina Department of Commerce

APEX Accelerator of South Carolina

APEX Accelerator is a resource for small and large SC businesses to obtain free procurement technical assistance. We provide specialized assistance to clients, helping them to identify federal, state and local government contractual opportunities.

Central SC Alliance

As a public and private alliance, Central SC is on a mission to cultivate and nurture the prosperity of Central South Carolina.

City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities

Learn about how City of Columbia Commercial Loan Programs can provide you with the funding needed to succeed.

Columbia Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities

The City of Columbia's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program ensures that disadvantaged businesses are able to fully participate in City procurement processes.

Columbia Economic Development

Columbia Economic Development (CED) serves as a catalyst for businesses, developers, investors and partner agencies who are focused on growing the local economy and high-value industries.


Richland Library

Richland Library’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence program provides support, mentoring and education for entrepreneurs and start-ups through office hours and public programs.

Export Incentives Program

South Carolina Department of Commerce

The South Carolina Department of Commerce offers support and incentives for small- and mid-sized businesses to begin exporting their products or to increase volumes.



GrowCo is a collaborative partnership focused on sparking an explosion of entrepreneurial activity in Columbia, SC.