The 141,000 square foot Center for Workforce Development is the largest academic center built to date at Columbus State. The building includes the latest technology, with audio-visual equipment and wireless Internet in every classroom. It includes classrooms, laboratories, workshops and office space for the college’s Community Education and Workforce Development Division. The center also houses the Small Business Development Center, which provides assistance to those starting their own business; and Business and Industry Training Services, which helps businesses develop training plans for their employees. The center’s crown jewel is a state-of-the-art business conference center on the top floor. The center features a ballroom with a capacity of 400, Ten breakout rooms connected by a gallery, a board room, and serving kitchens for catered events. Attached to the center is a separate Child Development Center open to students, faculty, staff of the college as well as community residents and downtown workers.