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 comparative 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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  • What’s Next Midlands

    What's Next Midlands is an idea hub that inspires community action. Neighbors throughout the Midlands offer ideas to make our region more welcoming, friendly and buzz-worthy.

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  • Richland County School District One STEM

    In June of 2013, EngenuitySC launched a new program with Lower Richland High School to educate students, teachers and parents on the importance of STEM and expose them to career opportunities and pathways to success available in the Midlands. Over the past five years, thanks to the leadership of Richland County School District One, that program has expanded to include the arts - taking us from STEM to STEAM

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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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  • 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 will highlight 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, will spark conversation and connections that spur the Midlands forward.

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