Earlier this week The Columbia Chamber of Commerce released their recommendations for streamlining the business licensing process for Richland County and the City of Columbia. The joint Business Friendly Task Force produced a good jumping off point to make it easier for business to get up and running in a reasonable period of time.
Highlights include consolidating the City's and County's processes on some level, creating a better customer service system to give solutions to applicants, and overhauling the way the City handles water availability.
More to follow on this. Current agenda items to present the findings are December 4th at 2pm for Columbia City Council and November 29th at Richland's 5pm work session.