Upstate SC Alliance Blog
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"
July 31, 2017
“We planned to set up shop elsewhere,” says Shields, “but a stop in Greenville changed everything."
TOPICS: Innovation, "Workforce Attraction"
July 20, 2017
Companies staking a claim in the Upstate include accounting, international staffing, construction and corrugated packaging and shipping solutions. 
TOPICS: Business, "Business Recruitment"
July 17, 2017
The Global Competitiveness Council will include four focus areas that are contained within the export and FDI plans. 
TOPICS: International
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
June 09, 2017
The Upstate of South Carolina's public education systems are incorporating more STEM and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programming in their classrooms from age four through grade 12.
TOPICS: Education, "Workforce Development"
May 24, 2017
Creative enterprise in the state engenders a core impact of $9.2 billion and 78,682 jobs and a full impact of $13.3 billion and 107,614 jobs.
TOPICS: "Quality of Life"
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"
May 18, 2017
Eight Upstate companies and two high school seniors were among those recognized by the S.C. Department of Commerce on May 11 as part of the 26th annual Industry Appreciation series
TOPICS: "Existing industry"
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