Upstate SC Alliance Blog about Upstate Thoughts
March 17, 2017
In recognition of Upstate International Month, several members of the Upstate’s international community shared their stories and reflections on transitioning to life in South Carolina.
TOPICS: International, Manufacturing, "Upstate Thoughts"
December 16, 2016
There are currently 26 "right-to-work" states in the in the United States, which means just over half of the country has laws that directly address compulsory union membership. In most states like South Carolina – which has had its law on the books since 1954 – the statute has been in effect for decades.
TOPICS: "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
November 02, 2016
Last month, the Upstate SC Alliance welcomed six site selection consultants for a familiarization tour of the Upstate.


TOPICS: "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
November 01, 2016
There’s more to Upstate research and development (R&D) than RPMs. The truth is that a great deal of R&D activity goes on unaccounted for in a variety of industries from medical devices to sporting goods.
TOPICS: "Colleges & Universities", CU-ICAR, Innovation, "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
October 17, 2016
This week, the Upstate SC Alliance will be part of a South Carolina delegation to the world’s largest rubber and plastics trade show, 2016, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Occurring just once every three years, the last event drew 218,000 visitors and 3,200 exhibiters from 59 countries.
TOPICS: "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
October 11, 2016
More than 55 Japanese companies have carved a presence in the Upstate, representing more than 11 percent of our foreign-affiliated firms. These companies employ 16,300 people, creating products and services from electronic components to logistics.
TOPICS: Internationa;, Manufacturing, "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
September 19, 2016
Business in the Upstate has been globally influenced as far back as the 1700s, but now it’s more important than ever that global connection and competitiveness are top of mind.
TOPICS: "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
September 14, 2016
As aerospace manufacturing moves south and our state works to recruit those companies, the Upstate’s existing bounty of manufacturing facilities and machine shops could become part of a hungry supply chain.
TOPICS: "Upstate Thoughts"
September 09, 2016
The recent announcement that Senator International in November will launch roundtrip cargo flights twice a week between GSP and Munich, Germany, heralds more opportunities than we can count at first glance.
TOPICS: "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
September 08, 2016
General Electric, a 124-year-old company that employs 3,300 at its Greenville manufacturing facility, last year launched an ad campaign to position itself not as an industrial giant, but as a tech company.
TOPICS: "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
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