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Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report

See how the Columbia MSA compares to other regions.

Competitiveness Week

Our annual week long event celebrates the good work happening in the Midlands.

Initiating Change

  • Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report

    The Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report is an annual publication that scores the Columbia MSA and peer regions on five indicators of competitive communities: innovation, talent, entrepreneurial and business environment, livability and industry clusters.

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  • iTs|SC

    iTs|SC - Columbia’s Insurance Technology and Services cluster - is a unique organization focused on establishing purposeful partnerships, creating a competitive advantage and leveraging regional expertise to grow the industry locally.

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  • Richland One District-Wide Partnership

    Since 2013, EngenuitySC has worked with the district leadership, faculty, students and families of Richland One to connect students to promising futures in the Midlands.

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  • Richland County School District Two CAT

    The Carolina The Carolina Alliance for Technology (CAT) program in Richland County School District Two redesigns the high school experience and creates a more personalized, hands-on learning community within Ridge View and Westwood High Schools.

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  • East Point Academy

    EngenuitySC bolsters education at East Point Academy by providing curriculum and opportunities for exploration in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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  • Midlands Mayors Forum

    The Midlands Mayors Forum is a collaborative of all the mayors in Richland and Lexington Counties, as well as mayors from Sumter and Camden, S.C.

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  • Midlands Business Leadership Group

    The Midlands Business Leadership Group (MBLG) has stepped up to lead a collaborative effort focused on enhancing regional competitiveness, prosperity and growth in the Midlands, using the Midlands Regional Competitiveness Report as one of multiple tools to chart a path and measure success.

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  • Do Good Columbia

    Do Good Columbia is a weekend-long, collaborative, immersive, citizen-centered design event convened and led by Richland Library with EngenuitySC serving as the implementation partner.

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  • TedxUofSC

    TEDxUofSC highlights our region's biggest and most challenging ideas - shared by those who are bringing them to life. Their "talks", combined with video of TED Talks from the past ten years, spark conversation and connections that spur the Midlands forward.

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