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South Carolina Export Workshop

December 5 | 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Click here for the full agenda listing.

To Register: BY EMAIL ONLY — please email [email protected]

Indicating: (1) If you are an exporter or not; (2) Your name and email address; (3) Company name and website

Rural Resource Coalition 2023 Annual Meeting

December 6 | 9:00 am–3:00 pm
West Columbia

The Rural Resource Coalition (RRC) 2023 Annual Meeting is a chance for leaders from conservation, farming, forestry, tourism, and community economic development to meet, reconnect, and discover new ways to work together. This year's meeting will focus on the theme "The Evolving Rural Landscape: Modern Challenges and Opportunities for Growth."

At this gathering, you'll learn from robust panel discussions and rural South Carolina leaders about recent successes and challenges as well as emerging opportunities to advance our vision of rural prosperity. A plated lunch will be served.

Deadline to apply: 2024 NxLevel For Microentrepreneurs course

January 8 | 12:00 pm–12:00 pm
Columbia | Kershaw | Newberry | Calhoun | Lexington | Orangeburg | Richland | Saluda

In order to be eligible for the NxLevel For Microentrepreneurs course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Applicant’s business must be located in the Columbia, SC area (to include Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Newberry, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, or Saluda counties).
  2. Applicant’s business must be in operations for two (2) years or less, or in the process of starting/restarting a business.

Applications will be reviewed by the City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities and applicants will be notified if they have been accepted into the program.

Deadline to apply: 2024 FastTrac Growth Venture course

January 8 | 12:00 pm–12:00 pm

FastTrac is a suite of courses that provide hands-on, intensive instruction to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to start, manage and grow a successful business. The City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities has partnered with Midlands Technical College to provide FastTrac GrowthVenture to Columbia businesses.

Budgeting, sales strategies, management team roles, operational systems and business plan implementation are key areas of emphasis. The course also facilitates networking between entrepreneurs and experienced professionals.

The Governor's Economic Summit: Advancing the Future. Now.

January 29 | 9:30 am–2:00 pm

Register today and join Governor Henry McMaster and Secretary of Commerce Harry Lightsey for South Carolina’s first ever Governor’s Economic Summit Monday, Jan. 29, 2024.

2024 SCbio Annual Conference

February 6 | 6:00 pm – February 8 | 1:00 pm

Join hundreds of industry leaders, biotech and pharma executives, government and higher education officials, and life sciences supporters from across America for SCbio 2024: The Science of Success at the annual gathering of South Carolina Life Sciences.

Early bird registration ends Nov. 30, 2023.