Upstate SC Alliance Blog about manufacturing
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"
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"
March 13, 2015
The manufacturing industry continues to be one of the United States’ strongest growing and prolific job markets, with the industry supporting an estimated 17.6 million jobs in the United States, according to the most recent data from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). 
TOPICS: Manufacturing, "Upstate Thoughts"
February 12, 2015

A recent release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce celebrated a more than 13% increase in exports for 2014 making South Carolina the top state in the Southeast for export growth and 6th nationwide. In total, the State of South Carolina exported $29.7 billion in goods and services for 2014. (See full release below)

TOPICS: International, Manufacturing, "News you can use", "Rankings & Recognitions"
February 05, 2015

South Carolina manufacturing employees make over 15% more per hour than other hourly workers in the state according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI)—further demonstrating the state’s commitment to supporting a highly-desirable workforce.

TOPICS: Manufacturing, "Rankings & Recognitions", "Skilled Workforce"
October 03, 2014

In honor of National Manufacturing Day, we would like to thank the 1,400-plus manufacturers that call Upstate South Carolina home. Supported by these companies, the Upstate is consistently ranked as one of the top states for doing business in the United States and the region’s leadership role in the manufacturing renaissance has played a part in that success. Consider the following facts about manufacturing in Upstate South Carolina:

 
TOPICS: Celebrations, Manufacturing, "Rankings & Recognitions"
September 15, 2014

The power of innovation is an ongoing discussion throughout the manufacturing industry – what’s not to be overlooked is the power that a strong advanced manufacturing society can have on driving innovation. Developing an innovation “eco-system” is one of the key priorities for the Upstate in its mission to expand the value chain of its existing advanced manufacturing economy.

 
TOPICS: Manufacturing, "News you can use", "Rankings & Recognitions", "Upstate Thoughts"
September 04, 2014
As the U.S. turns a corner on the road to economic recovery, data supports claims that the manufacturing sector in particular has seen an impressive resurgence.
TOPICS: Manufacturing, "Upstate Thoughts"
August 27, 2014

Investment expected to create 35 new jobs

 
TOPICS: Celebrations, Manufacturing, "News you can use"
July 17, 2014

$10 million investment to create around 20 new jobs 

Mohawk Industries, the world's largest flooring company, is investing $10 million in its Spartanburg County commercial carpeting facility over the next 10 years to substantially upgrade its looms and improve technology to support future business growth. 

TOPICS: Celebrations, Manufacturing
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