American Dream: Columbia is a sweet spot for new businesses

Tyler Ryan learns about new City of Columbia initiatives aimed at bringing new businesses to the Capital City

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) – Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Agent Liz Deese joined Tyler Ryan on Good Morning Columbia to talk about new programs and initiatives that The City of Columbia has put in place to attract new businesses to the area.

The programs include the elimination of the water and sewer change of use fee, a simplified business license application process, and even financial assistance for things like grease traps for restaurants.

According to Deese, these new programs have been instrumental in creating a 4% availability rate for class a and class b retail establishments.  These are places Deese refers to as “Amazon resistant,” meaning businesses that you need to physically go to like hair salons, restaurants, and other places you can simply order online.

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Tyler Ryan is an award winning television and radio personality, weather forecaster, writer, investigative journalist, and professional emcee.  He appears daily on ABC Columbia’s Good Morning Columbia, as well as hosting the syndicated radio program Carolina Cares on the South Carolina Radio Network, and the iHeart Radio Network.  Tyler also regularly appears as a criminal expert and journalist on regional and national crime based programs like Snapped and Killer Couples.  You can contact him directly via EMAIL Or on the socials: Tyler’s Instagram  // Tyler’s Facebook

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