Upstate SC Alliance Blog
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"
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"
September 19, 2016
Business in the Upstate has been globally influenced as far back as the 1700s, but now it’s more important than ever that global connection and competitiveness are top of mind.
TOPICS: "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
September 14, 2016
As aerospace manufacturing moves south and our state works to recruit those companies, the Upstate’s existing bounty of manufacturing facilities and machine shops could become part of a hungry supply chain.
TOPICS: "Upstate Thoughts"
September 09, 2016
The recent announcement that Senator International in November will launch roundtrip cargo flights twice a week between GSP and Munich, Germany, heralds more opportunities than we can count at first glance.
TOPICS: "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
September 08, 2016
General Electric, a 124-year-old company that employs 3,300 at its Greenville manufacturing facility, last year launched an ad campaign to position itself not as an industrial giant, but as a tech company.
TOPICS: "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
September 01, 2016
This summer the Upstate SC Alliance joined a delegation visiting Belgium to explore how cultural connections can be leveraged into business relationships that enhance the Upstate’s global presence. 
TOPICS: "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
August 17, 2016
Megaregions are a major focus of the America 2050 National Infrastructure Program, which acknowledges projected surges in population and explores passenger rail as an alternative to traditional highway infrastructure, according to Georgia Department of Transportation Rail Program Manager Stenley Mack.
TOPICS: "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
August 15, 2016
In the wake of Brexit and attacks in cities such as Paris and Nice, JP Morgan Chase Managing Director and Head Economist Jim Glassman says there’s a common perception that globalization is nearing its end.
TOPICS: "News you can use", "Upstate Thoughts"
August 02, 2016
In a panel discussion during the recent Global South Metro Exchange, private industry representatives from businesses large and small emphasized the importance of free trade agreements to commercial successes.
TOPICS: "Upstate Thoughts"
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