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Columbia, South Carolina

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Fast Facts: The Site

Located in the state capital of South Carolina, Columbia is the state’s largest city and home to Intel Columbia and the Columbia Design Center (CDC).

Established in January 1998, the CDC is Intel's premiere research and development location in the southeastern United States.  Product development teams representing many Intel organizations are focused on the validation of new high-end desktop, server and graphics products.  Attracting new college graduates predominantly from the southeastern electrical and computer engineering communities, the site continues steady growth.

With its temperate weather nearly year-round, Columbia boasts summer hiking and winter snow skiing in the Appalachian Mountains.  Nearby Lake Murray and the Saluda River offer fishing, whitewater kayaking, and other water sports.  Columbia supports cultural activities including museums, festivals, and several nearby theaters.

Cool stuff at Intel Columbia

In addition to our many benefits and programs, employees get lots of other perks! Here's a peek at some of the cool stuff that makes Intel Columbia a great place to work.

  • Extensive employee education / training programs
  • Employee groups to support many diverse interests and experiences
  • Great Place to Work events (bowling, family movies, Annual Chili Cook Off)
  • Fitness center on campus (Subsidized memberships are also available at Gold's Gym)
  • Free fruit and drinks
  • Vendor-sponsored and company employee discount programs

Caring for our planet and inspiring the next generation

Intel Columbia encourages a wide variety of community involvement opportunities,such as engaging with students in the elementary, middle and high-school communities to promote STEM programs like First Lego League.  Annual community giving supports United Way and associated organizations such as Young Leaders Society and Women in Philanthropy.

Intel employees also engage in helping their respective communities with many other forms of assistance to local non-profit organizations with their donated time matched by funds from the Intel Foundation. 

The CDC Site is consistently recognized by United Way of the Midlands for its generous support with Corporate Award and Best of Class for the Private Sector among companies with 100-499 employees.