The BDC has developed strategic partnerships with key business entities to further its goal of providing economic support and training to small and minority businesses. These stakeholders play a vital role in the success of the BDC and its incubator tenants. Examples of these partner arrangements include educational entities, financial institutions, state agencies, and the like. Together, the BDC and its partners are able to provide value-adds unique to business development centers nationwide, as well as that to their partners' varying skill-sets and expertise. Seminars, training, workshops, and business consultation are standard services provided by the BDC.


  • USC Technology Incubator
  • FDIC
  • SC State Department of Insurance
  • Midlands Authority for Convention, Sports & Tourism
  • South Carolina State University
  • Midlands Technical College
  • Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • BizBuilderSC
  • Two Notch Merchants Association
  • The City of Columbia
  • Ft. Jackson
  • The Columbia Housing Authority
  • Private Businesses and Corporations