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Economics Club banks on 50 years of fellowship

A strong dollar suppresses gold prices. A weak one can’t buy as much stuff. Inflation makes things cost more — and raise your hand...

County Square development moves forward with more details from RocaPoint Partners

A movie theater, organic grocery store, three-story fitness facility, and national co-working space, totaling as much as 3.5 million square feet with additional hotel,...

Report: Workforce shortage expected to continue for another decade

Upstate manufacturers expecting an end to their workforce woes are likely to see the shortage of skilled hands extend well into the next decade. The...

Lucideon M+P expands Greenville presence at Patewood Business Park

Lucideon M+P, a subsidiary of Lucideon Group Limited, is expanding its local presence with a $7.5 million investment in a new Greenville facility. The company...

Global co-working leader Spaces signs lease at Camperdown

Spaces, a leader in flexible workspaces, has signed a lease for 28,900 square feet on the first and second floor of Falls Tower in...

Flying high: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport plans future as passenger, cargo traffic...

Back in 2009, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport was in dire need of a shot in the arm. Travel out of the airport had nose-dived, bottoming out...

RealOp Investments marks 10-year anniversary

Almost 20 years ago, RealOp founding partner and CEO Reggie Bell was poised to take over his father’s well-known Upstate construction company, Marsh Bell. Digging...

Charleston billionaire new co-owner of Hincapie brothers’ Hotel Domestique

Hotel Domestique and Restaurant 17 in Travelers Rest have a new co-owner who will help the boutique hotel and fine dining restaurant grow, say...

Construction begins on Falls Tower in Camperdown development

Construction has begun on Falls Tower, a 17-story mixed-use building within the Camperdown development at the corner of South Main and East Broad streets,...

Downtown Simpsonville redevelopment to include Sidewall Pizza, coffee shop, and more

The historic former Burdette Hardware building at the corner of East Curtis and South East Main streets, downtown Simpsonville, is getting new life as...

City of Inman revitalization led by first African-American mayor

Inman Mayor Cornelius Huff grew up in the small Spartanburg County mill town during a time when skin color determined whether he could use...

Veterans are an untapped talent for workforce

By Robyn Grable, founder, Veterans ASCEND Job Hunt Challenges Every company wants to find candidates who have leadership skills, a strong work ethic, problem-solving skills, and...

Jackson Marketing acquires Michigan company

South Carolina’s second-largest integrated marketing communication and events agency, Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events recently acquired Michigan-based EMC Strategic Communications. The company opened in 1983...

SBA loans got hit during government shutdown, but lenders rally

Before the start of what became the country’s longest government shutdown, bankers began bracing for the worst. “All our intel was telling us it may...

Colliers International doubles down in the Upstate

Colliers International held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Spartanburg office on Jan. 15, officially marking the opening of the company’s second Upstate office...

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