Upstate SC Alliance Blog
March 24, 2017
Today’s complex health care environment means hospital visits, genomic diagnostics, telemedicine, mobile apps, and more – and the Upstate has a foothold in all of those areas. 
TOPICS: "Rankings & Recognitions"
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"
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
December 16, 2016
There are currently 26 "right-to-work" states in the in the United States, which means just over half of the country has laws that directly address compulsory union membership. In most states like South Carolina – which has had its law on the books since 1954 – the statute has been in effect for decades.
TOPICS: "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
November 30, 2016
Hidden beneath our roads, rail, office and industrial space, there’s another crucial part of infrastructure: water and sewer.
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November 02, 2016
Last month, the Upstate SC Alliance welcomed six site selection consultants for a familiarization tour of the Upstate.


TOPICS: "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
November 01, 2016
There’s more to Upstate research and development (R&D) than RPMs. The truth is that a great deal of R&D activity goes on unaccounted for in a variety of industries from medical devices to sporting goods.
TOPICS: "Colleges & Universities", CU-ICAR, Innovation, "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
October 17, 2016
This week, the Upstate SC Alliance will be part of a South Carolina delegation to the world’s largest rubber and plastics trade show, 2016, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Occurring just once every three years, the last event drew 218,000 visitors and 3,200 exhibiters from 59 countries.
TOPICS: "News you can use", "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: International, Manufacturing, "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
October 01, 2016
South Carolina was named the #2 State for Doing Business in Area Development's Top States for Doing Business 2016 analysis, which is in its 30th year of economic development rankings based upon consultant surveys.
TOPICS: "News you can use", "Rankings & Recognitions"
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