CMCOG continues to monitor the region’s growth through its original research, and by conducting a number of ongoing surveys. To purchase and download these documents online, please visit our document library. For more links to maps and information about South Carolina and the Midlands, please visit www.sciway.net .
Multi-Family Rental and Condominium Survey : Over 30,000 apartments in 4 county survey. Determines vacancy rates, rents, planned construction, and includes non-subsidy and rent subsidized apartments, condominiums, planned unit developments, duplex and single floor row houses.
Central Midlands Commercial Real Estate Survey: Region-wide survey covering 15.6 million square feet of shopping center space; 13 million square feet of office space; 7 million square feet of warehouse and industrial buildings; and commercial land sites in four counties. Also determines vacancy rates, rents, and planned construction.
Building Permits: tracking construction activity through building permits issued by local governments for residential and commercial structures.
Quarterly Columbia Area Cost of Living Survey: conducted for and published by the American Chamber of Commerce Researcher’s Association.
Selected Statistics for the Greater Columbia Area (MSA)- Richland and Lexington Counties: annual synopsis of growth for sectors by race, sex and age, employment and labor force, new construction, apartment and condominium survey and income characteristics.
Selected Statistics for the Central Midlands Region (Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry and Richland Counties): an overview of population trends, income characteristics, new construction, employment and labor force for the region.
An average of 80 requests are received weekly from the public and private sectors for various data.
CMCOG also offers a comprehensive site analysis and site selection mapping and reporting tool. Features include maps of areas showing land and water areas, roads, county and city boundaries and zip codes. Demographic profiles can be generated on points, zip codes, counties, places, or custom areas. Profiles can also include ring studies based on custom radii (eg. 1,3 & 5 miles) or drive times from a specific point. The reports feature a wide array of demographic variables including population, race, education levels, income, vehicles, expenditures, and more.
Support for CMCOG Planning Programs
Research staff provides data support services for all the council’s planning programs.
Information Services Manager