The Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Greenville was established by Charles W. Ellis. Following her husband’s death in 1918, Stella Ellis capably assumed direction of the company. In 1930 a new bottling plant was built on four acres of wooded land on Buncombe Street.
The Founder Institute held a Startup Pitch Bootcamp for entrepreneurs seeking potential investors last week at NEXT.
Last week, the Greenville Drive celebrated the fifth annual Drive Business Downtown Day presented by Elliott Davis Decosimo at Fluor Field. Harvest Home Food Bank served as the Drive Business Downtown charity.
The gym offers 45-minute, group-based workouts
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In this week's issue, UBJ takes a look at IMED's vision for the Upstate's future: Transform property along I-185 into a collaborative health care, life science and biomedical innovation corridor.
At Greenville Coach Factory, Ebenezer Gower and Thomas M. Cox laid the foundation for the Upstate’s manufacturing success
ITT Corp. plans to build a $1 million test facility in Oconee as a part of its $2.5 million investment to expand its existing operations in the next five years.
“Greenville is a community too restless to be content with its own success.” Let me give you a few examples of the restlessness in my world of supporting high-impact entrepreneurship.
“This is a sector that is booming in growth. It is every bit as dynamic as the IT industry of 2000, so this is a well-timed effort,” said Wayne Roper, president of the life sciences trade organization SCBIO. “Its importance is in its ability to create wealth, create prosperous companies and create high-end jobs in the $100,000-plus annual salary category, which are desperately needed in South Carolina.”
Though no dirt has been disturbed, the IMED concept has not only sparked local imaginations, but generated interest for businesses outside South Carolina. Several health care-focused businesses spoke to UBJ about why the IMED concept and the Upstate were attractive.
Since the health system is the largest employer in Greenville County, it already had an impact. The system wanted to continue its mission of improving the health of the region.
Halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte on Interstate 85, Greenville often bills itself as the perfect location for economic development. Along a different stretch of highway – Interstate 185 – a vision is taking shape for a different corridor lined with companies, labs and institutions positioned to collaborate on innovations in health care, life science and biomedical technology. Its name: IMED. Someday, that acronym will be as familiar to the Upstate and beyond as CU-ICAR.
The Charlotte-based utility announced this week its plans to retire the coal plant at Lake Julian while building a new natural gas-powered site that includes creation of solar energy – a week after Duke Energy pleaded guilty in federal court to nine criminal violations of the federal Clean Water Act related to coal ash polluting the Dan River in North Carolina.
Spurred by fast-approaching federal penalty deadlines, some of the Upstate’s largest hospitals are investing hundreds of millions in electronic health records systems that can require thousands of training hours and dozens of new staff to implement and maintain.
It’s no surprise in the hot downtown Greenville real estate market that revitalization is creeping into many neighborhoods. The latest? New City Development & Real Estate is building three new homes along James Street, near Pete Hollis Boulevard.
Upstate organizations Meals on Wheels of Greenville County and Golden Harvest Food Bank were two South Carolina organizations to receive part of the $32 million Wal-Mart donated to nonprofits in the state.
This award recognizes organizations that have exemplary practices in hiring people with disabilities, making worksite accommodations, and actively promoting disability awareness and workforce opportunities in the business community. The awards result from nominations throughout the state by the Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department and the South Carolina Commission for the Blind.
Cisco 2014 Americas Distribution awards reflect a distributor’s performance in execution around a number of technology categories and business initiatives, including cloud computing, collaboration, data center and virtualization, enterprise networking and security, as well as services, innovation, enablement and accelerating the business.
The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) is beginning a nationwide search for a new executive director after Martin Livingston steps down from the position on July 31.