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Montgomery Building’s $29 million renovation fueling growth in downtown Spartanburg

Construction noise echoes through downtown Spartanburg’s Montgomery Building. A $29 million renovation that will transform the historic 10-story, 130,000-square-foot former office high-rise into a mixed-use...

ACE Bakery announces $31.9 million expansion of Gaffney plant

Toronto-based artisan bread Maker ACE Bakery announced Thursday, Nov. 9, it will invest an additional $31.9 million to expand its Cherokee County plant and create 40 jobs during the next few years.

It’s time to address mobility and connectivity in the Upstate

Whether hosted by Ten at the Top or another Upstate organization, over the last eight years I have participated in many events and meetings to discuss various issues that are impacting current and future growth in our region. Most of the time, I leave feeling like it was a good use of my time and quality discussion, but knowing that the primary outcome will be more meetings and more discussions as part of a long process to enact change in the Upstate.

S.C. Ports Authority’s inland port in Spartanburg County sets October record

Inland Port Greer, SCPA said, completed 11,773 rail moves during the month, which was the strongest October volume since the facility opened in November 2013.

Duke Energy chooses three S.C. properties for Site Readiness Program

The sites are selected based on their potential to bring large businesses and industries to their area.

A sense of place helps grow economic, community vibrancy

What’s next for the Upstate, and how we’ll get there. A sense of place helps grow economic, community vibrancy

Composite Materials a Common Thread in Aerospace, Automotive Industries

Just as increasing our agility, speed, and strength may define our personal fitness goals, many manufacturers today are looking to decrease the weight and production time of their products while increasing load-bearing capacities and extending shelf lives.

Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit highlights pathways to better leadership

Viewing diversity and inclusion as a leadership function is vital for professional and personal development.

Eggs Up Grill, craft beer store coming to new Duncan shopping...

Raj Patel, a Spartanburg business owner, said he has begun construction of Tyger River Plaza near Duncan and has leases signed for two new businesses, including Eggs Up Grill and a liquor store/craft beer market yet to be named.

Ten at the Top names finalists for Elevate Upstate grants

The five finalists were chosen from a total of 22 applications submitted for the two grants available in 2017.

Study: Panthers training camp had record economic impact on Spartanburg in...

“The total attendance of more than 100,000 visitors was impressive, but our bottom line is the bottom line – total economic impact."

Paw Power: Is Clemson’s new radio distribution agreement changing the rules...

In an age when college sports are increasingly national, Clemson University’s athletic program is turning the “bigger is better” paradigm on its head.

Forum focuses on hiring ex-offenders, individuals with disabilities

With over 28,000 advertised jobs available in Greenville County, it is time to begin looking at innovative ways to broaden the talent pool. For those with a criminal record or a disability, there can be many barriers to gainful employment. When there are critical jobs sitting unfilled and qualified talent waiting anxiously to contribute, the math doesn’t add up. The Workforce Forum addressed this issue and the many ways we can work together to lower our unemployment rate and put good people to work.

Topgolf cancels plans for Pelham Road location

The Dallas-based company had filed a request with Greenville County to subdivide 73 acres for a golf entertainment center, 90-room hotel, and restaurant.  

Upstate pushes public-private partnership culture in Amazon bid

Upstate makes pitch for Amazon HQ2 by emphasizing public-partnership culture.

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