encourage you to look over this Directory of local
technology professionals to see the quality products and services produced
and sold by local entrepreneurs. We would like to help these small
companies grow and become a stronger, more vibrant force in our communities.
We are convinced, once you meet the local people who make technology work,
that you will support these small companies. It is to your benefit
to buy your technology locally -- not only will you receive quality products
and services equal or superior to that of companies from other states,
but your money which is invested locally will be spent locally ... in your
|The future of your business depends
upon the local economy.
|Everyone realizes the importance
of buying from local businesses. Every dollar invested locally rolls
over many times, creating a strong, vibrant community. Once you see
all the technology which is available locally, we are convinced that you
will consider our local companies for all your future technology products
and services. Not only will local technology help you
run your business easier and smarter - the dollars you invest in our local
people will be used by them to buy your products and services. That's
a good deal for everyone!
|The Midlands is home to many technology
businesses. Our entrepreneurs have already made many contributions
to the medical, educational and business arenas, and are poised to do even
greater things over the next decade. We are inviting you, the business
owner, to help make this happen.
|The two technology expositions we
hosted in 2004 showed many of the great things being done in South Carolina.
Business owners had the opportunity to meet and visit with local technology
company owners and employees - and were impressed with what they saw!
We hope, through this website, to give you a taste of the same one-on-one
contact these expos provided - and we are convinced that once you see all
that our local technology companies offer, you will consider them for all
your current and future technology products and services.
As mentioned above, local technology will help you run your business easier
and smarter - and the dollars you invest in our local people will be used
by them to buy your products and services. That is
a good deal for everyone!
|This website is an unofficial arm
of the Columbia Technology Entrepreneur Council (CTEC), which
is a subset of the South Carolina
Technology Alliance. The South Carolina Technology Alliance was
created by the South Carolina legislature in the mid 1990s to ensure the
development of programs that will strengthen technology entrepreneurs and
promote their needs and contributions.
|SPECIAL THANKS to Roadrunner
Business Class, who has been a strong supporter of local technology
efforts for many years. Their financial support of our expos has
made it possible for these small technology companies to join together
to showcase their products. Road Runner Business Class is an industry
leader providing high-speed internet service and broadband solutions to
businesses of all sizes. The product has been in the South Carolina market
for about 6 years and has received JD Power’s Award for best Customer Service
and won the coveted PC Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for Customer Satisfaction
|THANKS ALSO to Chipco Computers,
a local computer dealer with a national client base. Their financial
support of our expos has also made it possible for these small technology
companies to join together to showcase their products.
|VISIT OUR DIRECTORY!
Clicking on the "Technology Directory"
link on the left will take you to a listing of Columbia area companies
which provide technology products and services. We hope that you
will make use of this list often to find local professionals for all your
technology products and services!
|We also own www.SCtechnology.org,
which will eventually provide a list of Technology Companies throughout