With approximately 60 total employees, each team member of Midlands Authority for Conventions Sports & Tourism and Experience Columbia SC has an integral part to play within their specific organization and department in driving economic…
We are all about making connections. We take our insider knowledge about hotels, restaurants, festivals, events, meeting venues, sports venues, attractions and entertainment districts and curate this information so it’s easy to find and use for planning a meeting, convention, sporting event or getaway to the Columbia region.
We help our local businesses by utilizing their services and by putting them in front of their target consumers on our websites, social media, blog posts, proposals to event planners and more. Businesses supported by Experience Columbia SC, Experience Columbia SC Sports and the Columbia Metropolitan Convention center include hospitality businesses, venues & facilities, local printers, design agencies, audio/visual companies and rental companies. Are you a hospitality business that wants to partner with us at no cost? Check out out partnership page here. Not sure how you want to partner, but want to chat with our team? Contact us here.
Meeting, Convention & Sport Planners
We help meeting, convention and sports planners by providing complimentary information and assistance in booking and planning their events. Planners can use our sales and services teams from Experience Columbia SC, from Experience Columbia SC Sports, or from the CMCC to help put together a complete proposal for brining an event to the capital city region. Are you a local that is a part of a group that holds annual meetings? Let us help you put in a bid to host it in the Columbia region! Contact us here.
Potential Visitors & Residents
We help potential visitors by inspiring them with how to maximize a trip to our region by offering insider information on things to see and do while they are here. We help residents feel a sense of pride for the place they call home, and help learn about burgeoning development and hidden gems across the region.
By doing all of this, we are serving the local community by bringing in valuable economic impact from visitor spending all while cultivating local pride. Columbia SC tourism is a win-win-win for all.
Our work is supported by municipal funding partners across the Midlands of South Carolina as well as our statewide tourism agency. These partners include City of Cayce, City of Columbia, City of West Columbia, Lexington County, Richland County, South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, Town of Blythewood, Town of Lexington.