Economic Development

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The City of West Columbia is situated along eight miles of the beautiful lower Saluda and Congaree Rivers. Known for being friendly, welcoming, and affordable, the City also has top-level schools and a myriad of dining and shopping options, as well as exemplary health care options that are within a three-mile radius. The area is ideal for commerce, thanks to its business-friendly attitude, low taxes, and utility rates. The City is concentrating on economic development and is eager to attract business start-ups and/or relocations. Additionally, major interstates, highways, the airport, and Columbia are just minutes away. When it comes to recreation, West Columbia offers kayaking, canoeing, tubing, parks, waterfront concerts, 8.5 miles of walking and biking trails, and much more, including access to the renowned Riverbanks Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and Waterfall Junction.

Not only is its central location within the state advantageous for doing business within the state, but also, its proximity to other major cities can add to the ease of transporting goods:

Augusta, GA – 65 miles Charlotte, NC – 81 miles
Greenville, SC – 96 miles Savannah, GA – 133 miles
Atlanta, GA – 191 miles Jacksonville, FL – 285 miles

Low taxes, as well as low water and sewer rates, only enhance the quality of life for living or doing business in West Columbia. Whether you’re looking for a place to live, start a business or just visit, West Columbia welcomes you to this jewel on the river.

For more information, contact BJ Unthank, Director of Economic Development at (803) 939-8614 or

We have the best Opportunity Zones in the Midlands. They are located in the highest growth and activity areas of the city. The City of West Columbia is actively investing in public spaces in the Opportunity Zones, with the Enabling Park across from the Riverwalk Amphitheater and the Interactive Art Park and Mural Alleyway on Meeting and State Streets.