Office of Business Opportunities

May 2018 City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities celebrates Small Business Week   In observance of National Small Business Week, the City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities along with Columbia Chamber and Richland County held a joint press conference on April 30, 2018, at Uptown on Main. During the press conference, Mayor Pro … Continue reading Office of Business Opportunities


Community Development

In observance of National Community Development Week, the City of Columbia Community Development Department held a kick off press conference on April 2, 2018, at the Columbia Art Center. The City of Columbia highlighted all of the programs and projects that were made possible by the Community Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment … Continue reading Community Development

10th Anniversary Together We Can Read

This year marked the 10th Anniversary of Together We Can Read (TWCR) initiative, a partnership with the City of Columbia and Richland County School District One, that promotes literacy with 3rd grade students and allows guest readers to have a front row seat to witness the innovative instruction taking place in the state’s sixth largest … Continue reading 10th Anniversary Together We Can Read

2018 State of the City Address

Columbia Mayor

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin delivered his 8th State of the City Address before a standing room only crowd at the Cottingham Theater at Columbia College on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.   Benjamin highlighted the infrastructure and development taking place throughout the North Columbia corridor including: $50 million investment in North Main Hyatt and Greenview Parks … Continue reading 2018 State of the City Address