Posts for February, 2015

February 27, 2015

"The South is doing far more to recruit and train for the next generation," said Laurie Harbour, President and CEO of Harbour Results, in regards to building an automotive workforce. "You guys are setting the foundation"

TOPICS: Automotive
February 20, 2015
Next week the automotive industry’s national and global leaders will come together in Upstate South Carolina for the 4th Annual S.C. Automotive Summit, held February 23-25 in Greenville, S.C.
TOPICS: Automotive, "News you can use"
February 18, 2015
On Wednesday, representatives from a number of South Carolina’s leading bioscience companies gathered for a Biomedical Manufacturing Roundtable hosted by SCBIO at the offices of Upstate SC Alliance.
TOPICS: "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 10, 2015
In January, Vapor Apparel, a performance apparel manufacturer and digital print-on-demand service provider, announced it would invest $1.3 million to open a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Union County, creating 114 new jobs in Upstate South Carolina.
TOPICS: "Upstate Thoughts"
February 05, 2015
Developed and built primarily as a testing and research center for wind-turbine drivetrains, Clemson University's Energy Innovation Center in North Charleston, S.C., is still ramping up operations. However, it's already producing results, says Nikolaos Rigas, the facility's director and the guiding force behind the unique test center's development.
TOPICS: Celebrations, "Colleges & Universities", "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"
February 03, 2015
The Upstate SC Alliance will formally launch the Upstate SC Regional Export Plan on March 11 at its Annual Meeting. The plan is the culmination of a year’s worth of work by leaders across the region that when fully executed will strengthen the Upstate and further secure its place in the global economy.
TOPICS: "Upstate Thoughts"
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