The Office of Economic Development serves as a catalyst in helping companies identify and capitalize on new business opportunities.  No two businesses are the same, as each one faces unique challenges and opportunities.  Therefore, no two business development strategies should be the same.  We work with interested companies and help them identify the most effective and efficient method of achieving growth, then assist with the creation and execution of a development plan.
Our mission is to serve as a strategic business partner. We can provide access to information, resources, and services to help your business overcome barriers to growth.  Our office and our economic development partners can assist your business strategic planning, analysis, workforce needs, expansion or relocation opportunities, entry to new markets or existing market penetration, and the creation of new partnerships. 
We are the City of Columbia's Office of Economic Development, and we are here to help you develop your business.  Please contact us today and see how we can be of service to you.