Upstate SC Alliance Blog about automotive
July 25, 2018
A new report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program cites South Carolina’s 10-county Upstate region and Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) as a model of cluster-based economic development. 
TOPICS: Automotive, "Business Recruitment", "Colleges & Universities", CU-ICAR, "Existing Industry", "Global Competitiveness", "Rankings & Recognitions"
June 11, 2018
Union County Development Board's Kathy Jo Lancaster discusses how a regional economic development approach has boosted the community of 28,000.
TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Automotive, "Business Recruitment", "Existing Industry", "Global Competitiveness", International
April 20, 2018
The Spark Center SC's soft landing space was vital to the Netherlands-based company's transition to the Upstate. 
TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Automotive, "Business Recruitment", "Existing Industry", "Global Competitiveness", International, "Soft Landings", "Technical College System"
December 19, 2017
These collaborative initiatives will position our region for continued growth in 2018 and beyond. 
TOPICS: Advocacy, Automotive, Bioscience, "Business Recruitment", Celebrations, "Colleges & Universities", Education, "Existing Industry", "Global Competitiveness", International, Manufacturing, Materials, SEUS-Japan, "Skilled Workforce"
August 17, 2017
While times have changed and manufacturing processes are not as vertically integrated as they once were, the idea of building durable goods “one piece at a time” rings truer today than ever. 
TOPICS: Automotive, "Existing Industry", Manufacturing
August 07, 2017
Steel-toed boots, safety glasses and sophisticated robotics will likely resonate among this year’s summer memories for a group of Laurens County educators. 
TOPICS: Automotive, "Existing Industry", Manufacturing, "Workforce Development"
June 27, 2017
Just over 25 years ago, an announcement was made that would forever transform the business landscape of our region and state: plans for Germany luxury vehicle maker BMW to build a manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County. 
TOPICS: Automotive, Business, International, Manufacturing, Recruitment
May 22, 2017
In May 2016, Oconee County landed its first BMW supplier in Oconee Industry & Technology Park — a beacon that called Walhalla High School alumnus Josh Ledbetter back to his home.
TOPICS: automotive, "Existing industry"
February 20, 2017
The Upstate Business Journal recently published an article by the Upstate SC Alliance that explored the ideas presented in the plastics event in Detroit, with voices from industries that have manufacturing operations within the Upstate and tying industry challenges to Clemson University research.
TOPICS: Automotive, "Colleges & Universities", CU-ICAR, Innovation, International
May 12, 2015
Volvo Cars Corp. announced that it has chosen South Carolina as the site for its first U.S. plant, outlining a plan to build a $500 million plant in Berkeley County.
TOPICS: Automotive, Celebrations, "Upstate Thoughts"
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