Forward Together is the three-year program of work developed by the Columbia Chamber to address the most pressing opportunities and challenges in the Midlands.

Talent, Workforce Development and Retention
Focus on managing talent advancement and workforce development and retention initiatives.

Enhancing Local and State Advocacy Efforts
Ensure there is a pro-business voice in every conversation affecting business competitiveness within the six-county region.

Supporting and Growing Women, Minority and Veteran Owned Businesses
Strengthen the region’s entrepreneurial community and advance economic inclusion through building upon highly successful programs like Midlands Minority Business Accelerator.

Current Investors

If you have questions about Forward Together, or would like to become an Investor, please reach out to Ashleigh Conner at (803) 733-1138 or by email.