Posts for September, 2014

September 26, 2014

Upstate SC Alliance President and CEO John Lummus recently highlighted the importance of the Export-Import Bank and shares his thoughts on why it’s critical to reauthorize this highly effective business resource in this piece at

TOPICS: "News you can use"
September 26, 2014

In Area Development’s recent survey on the Top States for Doing Business, South Carolina was recognized among the best with a No. 3 ranking. Judged by a survey of site consultants, the rankings are based on the number of mentions by the consultants in three overall categories—business environment, labor climate and infrastructure and global access—as well as in 18 subcategories.

TOPICS: "Rankings & Recognitions", "Skilled Workforce"
September 24, 2014
Like Upstate South Carolina, the northwest region of the United Kingdom has evolved from a predominately textile-based industry to an area considered a leader in advanced manufacturing with a concentration in the materials, automotive and aerospace industries.
TOPICS: International
September 18, 2014
Congratulations to the KIYATEC team! Greenville based KIYATEC got a nearly $2M boost from the National Cancer Institute to advance predictive cancer diagnostics.
TOPICS: Celebrations
September 17, 2014

Clemson University automotive engineering graduate student and champion of STEM education named university’s first Bosch Fellow Monday

TOPICS: "Colleges & Universities", "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
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 11, 2014

$3 million investment by automotive component manufacturer to create 20 new jobs

TOPICS: Celebrations
September 10, 2014

How can a company attract, develop and sustain a highly-skilled workforce?  That’s the million dollar question.

TOPICS: "News you can use", "Skilled Workforce", "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"
September 02, 2014

$2.9 million investment expected to create 167 new jobs

TOPICS: Celebrations, "News you can use"
September 02, 2014
What began as just an idea in 2003 has grown into a 250-acre advanced technology research campus, which operates as a unique nexus of academia, the automotive industry and government. 
TOPICS: Automotive, "Colleges & Universities"
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