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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.

Santee Cooper approves $3.6M in loans for Laurens County industrial parks

“Promoting economic development is an integral part of Santee Cooper’s mission,” said Pamela Williams, Santee Cooper's senior vice president of corporate services.

Report: Local startups created 261 jobs, raised over $22.8M in new...

The Upstate's startup scene continues to grow.

Ecosystem Exchange: Creating fundable companies

On Thursday, May 17, in downtown Greenville, the NEXT organization sponsored an evening with Paul Singh, of ResultsJunkies.com, as well as Brooke Navarro and Ben Freeland, both of whom are investment bankers at Barclay’s. All three came to share their thoughts about what makes companies attractive to investors.

SCRA announces new SC Launch client companies

The SC Launch program provides grants, loans, and equity investments to startups, seed, and early-stage advanced technology companies.

State’s first SBIC opens in Greenville

A privately owned investment firm in Greenville that’s been licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration will soon start offering mezzanine and equity financing to lower middle market companies across the Southeast, including the Upstate.

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County builds a firewall to blunt...

Habitat Greenville’s next Strategy Plan, effective July 1 with the start of its fiscal year, commits the nonprofit to serving 300 families with affordable housing through FY 2023, more than double the 144 families served by the current plan.

GSP passenger, cargo traffic continued to climb in March

GSP said it served 179,897 passengers during the month, a more than 8 percent increase compared with 166,453 during March 2017.

$37M Arthrex Inc. facility under construction in Anderson

General contractor Brasfield & Gorrie is collaborating with Colorado-based architect LAI Design Group on this project, which is slated for completion in early 2019.

Spartanburg Chamber recognizes businesses, individuals at annual celebration

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, presented by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, held its 2018 Annual Celebration on May 22.

New Keurig facility to bring $350M of capital investment and 500...

Located in the Tyger River Industrial Park in Moore, the company’s new production facility will primarily house coffee roasting and packaging for Keurig’s single-serve K-Cup® pods, along with the potential to support beverage distribution and warehousing in the future.

An explanation for the confidentiality in economic development deals

By Michael Trotter, founder, Bearing Resources Inc.      Occasionally, you may be made aware of a particular company that’s investigating this area for a new location....

Takeaway: The Future of the North American Free Trade Agreement

Despite your vehicle’s country of origin, it’s likely that its components have traveled across national borders up to eight times before you have the chance to test-drive it.

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