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Chemical company investing $16M in Spartanburg County facility

Synthomer will expand its operations at 200 Railroad St. in Roebuck by installing a new production reactor and equipment.

Fujifilm announces $3.9M expansion in Greenwood County

Fujifilm will invest $3.9 million in its production plant in Greenwood County and add 67 new jobs to the area, the company announced Monday.

Bloomberg Businessweek touts Greenville’s rising, successful startup scene

Greenville's recent success in transforming its historically industrial economy to one of innovation was recently spotlighted in a June 21 Bloomberg Businessweek article, "The New Startup South," and a June 25 podcast episode of Bloomberg's "Politics, Policy, Power, and Law." 

Legislature overrides governor’s veto of expungement bill business leaders say will...

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce fought for the bill, as did the Upstate Chamber Coalition, an alliance of 11 chambers to which it belongs, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Advanced intellectual property considerations: patent portfolio exploitation and joint development etiquette

Like the lucky dog that has finally managed to latch onto a car, patent owners sometimes face the question of “We have patents; what do we do now?”

Senator International adds weekly cargo flights from GSP to Mexico

The German-based freight forwarder has added a weekly cargo flight between Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and Querétaro Intercontinental Airport near Mexico City.

Upstate’s growth showcases the intersection of economic development and law

The Upstate is a huge economic development engine for not only South Carolina but also the entire I-85 corridor in the Southeast.

Priority One Security acquires Georgia-based Fleetwood Security

The deal marks the second acquisition for Priority One Security in the past two years and the fifth major acquisition in the company’s 22-year history.

Two S.C. sites chosen for Duke Energy Site Readiness Program

The properties chosen to participate in this year’s program include a 80-acre property in Cherokee County and 400-acre property in Lancaster County.

PGA golfer Jay Haas, sons, and other investors buy Eagle Zone

PGA golfer Jay Haas, his two sons and other investors have purchased the Eagle Zone driving range on Pelham Road and have plans to turn it into a golf training center unlike most others in the Southeast.

Jackson Marketing expanding, relocating office to BridgeWay Station in Mauldin

The move will allow the company to consolidate its Greenville operations and expand its footprint to accommodate growing client programs, according to a news release.

Nelson Mullins to merge with Florida-based Broad and Cassel

The merger, which is set to take effect Aug. 1, will produce a “super-regional” law firm with a significant presence along the Eastern seaboard, according to a news release.

Global ideas to help build local mobility

While increased traffic congestion around our primary transportation corridors and lack of access to transportation for some Upstate employees have become growing concerns in our region in recent years, the reality is that other regions across the nation and globe have been dealing with similar challenges for many years and decades.

Takeaway: High Spirits Hospitality CEO talks building and growing startups

To Tammy Johnson, success means simply having a good day.

Duke Energy grant supports workforce training in Cherokee County

About 22 percent of the county's population over the age of 25 has no high school diploma or GED.

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