The West Columbia Economic Development Corporation was created by election in 1980. We are a Type-B, funded by a one-half cent sales tax. State law authorizes the the WCEDC to engage in projects related to primary job creation, quality of life projects such as parks; and retail business incentives. The City of West Columbia has worked to create an environment where businesses know that they are welcome here. We have streamlined our plan review, permitting and inspections processes and have a progressive City Council that understands and encourages the city's need to partner with developers.