BJ Unthank

West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles and Director of Economic Development BJ Unthank voted among 50 Most Influential

West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles and Director of Economic Development BJ Unthank have been voted among the 50 Most Influential 2023 by Columbia Business Monthly magazine. (Link to magazine) The list recognizes companies and individuals from around the state that bring success to South Carolina’s business community. 2023 honorees were featured in the December issue […]

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What new developments in West Columbia can you expect in 2024?

Progress continued in West Columbia in 2023. From the construction start of a luxury apartment complex on Sunset Boulevard to new water and sewer lines in Saluda Terrace, things are moving forward. According to West Columbia leaders, expect more development in 2024. Some, including, infrastructure upgrades, are being initiated by city government and others will involve […]

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Ribbon is cut on Another Broken Egg at the corner of Meeting and State Streets in West Columbia

The ribbon was cut at Another Broken Egg Cafe in the Brookland Development at the corner of State and Meeting Streets in West Columbia, Tuesday. The Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber sponsored the event. West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles said the property has seen tremendous development in five years and also offers a public space. Miles […]

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West Columbia is growing fast; mayor, economic development director address to Chamber Breakfast

West Columbia is experiencing an unprecedented rate of growth.That was the message from Mayor Tem Miles Tuesday as he addressed the Greater Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast at Stone River, Tuesday. West Columbia is the second-fasting growing municipality in Lexington County. B.J. Unthank, economic development director said West Columbia’s population increased more than […]

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Southeast Design Group, Los Patrones Western Wear opens on Sunset Boulevard

West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles, Director of Economic Development BJ Unthank, and Communications and Technology Director Anna Huffman welcomed Southeast Design Group and Los Patrones Western Wear and Mas to Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, on Monday. Owners José Iglesias and Roxana Morales opened the two businesses to provide Western, women, men, and children’s attire to […]

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City of West Columbia Awarded 2021 South Carolina Community Development Association Award of Excellence

The City of West Columbia was recently awarded the 2021 South Carolina Community Development Association (SCCDA) Award of Excellence for the River District Redevelopment Project. The SCCDA award is given annually to quality community development projects and outstanding individuals in community development. The project must have significantly improved the community and served as a catalyst […]

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City of West Columbia wins 2021 Award of Excellence from the SC Community Development Association

The City of West Columbia has won the 2021 Award of Excellence from the South Carolina Community Development Association. West Columbia City Administrator Brian Carter announced the winning of the award at the City Council meeting, Tuesday. West Columbia Grant Writer Tara Greenwood and Economic Development Director BJ Unthank presented information regarding West Columbia’s growth […]

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