Columbia Mayor Bob Coble has been in China the last week in an attempt to bring more business to Columbia and the Midlands. He has visited several cities including an expo for businesses in Shanghai.
Coble has emphasized Columbia’s commitment to cleaner, more efficient energies as well as its international business programs. With the development of the Innovista District in the Capital City, Coble says a Chinese inclusion would benefit their nation as the demand for alternative fuels increases.
Coble is touting Columbia as a U.P.S. regional hub. He has also spoken of its proximity to the Charleston port where nearly $2 billion in Chinese exports were received a year ago. Coble returns from China on the July 21. His trip was paid for by the U.S.-China Exchange Assocation, a non-profit organizition based out of New Jersey.