Welcome to the Port of Columbia

The Port of Columbia’s mission is to maximize public resources and private investment to create jobs, provide infrastructure, and maintain and improve the economic vitality of Columbia County and its communities.

The Port of Columbia serves as the lead Economic Development Agency for Columbia County and offers assistance to all businesses in the county. We also coordinate with our neighboring counties on regional initiatives.

Upcoming Port Commission Meeting

August 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Recent News

Rural tax incentives pay off in a big way!

One of the significant advantages of having new industries invest in a community is the potential of an increased tax base.  In Columbia County, we have already seen the effects of this from one important industry – renewable energy.  Before the wind industry invested in Columbia County, our tax base was just over $286 million.  Ten years later, our tax ...
Read More

Port to host retail workshop with Dave Mitchell of the Leadership Difference

Dave Mitchell,  founder and president of the Leadership Difference, will bring his unique form of “enter-TRAIN-ment” to Dayton’s Liberty Theater on Monday, July 9th at 5:30 p.m.  In this free, fun, and informative event, Mitchell will provide practical, tactical and strategic tips for any retailer to apply immediately to enhance their business.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will ...
Read More

Small Business Development Center to hold Columbia County office hours

Joe Jacobs with the Small Business Development Center will be holding Columbia County office hours in Dayton on Wednesday, June 20th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Joe is a skilled business advisor and educator who helps business owners gain insight into their marketing, numbers, and operational processes. To read more, click here ...
Read More

Distiller & Local Orchard Team up

Blue Mountain Station tenant Rusty Figgins, founder of XO Alambic teams up with local orchard to distill apple brandy. Read full article here ...
Read More

Columbia County’s economic stars aligning

Attendance was high and news was positive at this year’s annual economic development strategy meeting for Columbia County. Jobless rates are down, construction of Columbia Pulp has started, plans for walking and biking paths are taking shape and the county is working to address concerns for the future of the fairgrounds. Read full article here ...
Read More

Industrial Park Space Available

The Rock Hill Industrial Park currently has one building available for lease.  This 3,360 sq. ft. building is zoned light industrial / fringe commercial.  Space includes five offices, reception desk, tech room, copier room, kitchen, conference space, two restrooms (one with shower), and attic storage space.  Also included is 72’x144′ fenced parking lot.  Rent is $1516 per month, including a ...
Read More