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According to the CBRE’s recent reports, the Greenville-Spartanburg market has almost five million square feet of industrial space under construction—the highest level of development in the area over the past 15 years.


Posted in: News

Tags: industrial park, BMW, site selection, CBRE, greenville county, greenville, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, Anderson County

Volvo announced it will establish its first U.S. plant in South Carolina and that will have a major ripple effect on the automotive suppliers in the Upstate. 


Posted in: Upstate Thoughts, Automotive, Celebrations

Tags: automotive, automotive supplier, volvo

Why do more than 150 automotive-related companies, including BMW, Bosch, Magna, Michelin and ZF call Upstate South Carolina home?


Posted in: Upstate Thoughts, Workforce, Rankings & Recognitions, Automotive, Global Economy

Tags: automotive, CU-ICAR, skilled workforce, next generation workforce, economic development, BMW

Milliken & Company operates from the company’s corporate headquarters in Spartanburg, S.C. with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., the U.K., Belgium, France and China. While the company benefits from a highly successful approach to free trade, a recent article in the Wall Street Journal profiles how that was not always the case.


Posted in: Upstate Thoughts

Tags: Milliken, exports, Free Trade

Site Selection has named the Economic Futures Group of Spartanburg to its annual Top U.S. Economic Development Groups and the Oconee Economic Alliance to its Top Micropolitan Groups of the Year list. 


Posted in: Rankings & Recognitions, Celebrations

Tags: site selection, Site Selection Magazine, Oconee Economic Alliance, Oconee County, Spartanburg County, Spartanburg

Upstate SC Alliance President and CEO John Lummus offers insight into the success of the port and Upstate S.C. business in recent column in South Carolina Business magazine.


Posted in: Upstate Thoughts, Global Economy

Tags: inland port, exports

A recent report from the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings demonstrates that Greenville Technical College ranks as one of the national leaders in value at two-year educational institutions.


Posted in: Workforce, Rankings & Recognitions, Education

Tags: Brookings Institution, Greenville Technical College, Greenville Tech, education, next generation workforce

According to Livability, “The secret of Greenville, SC’s success is simple: balance. Balance between the old and the new. Between growth and quality of life. Between economic vibrancy and day-to-day livability.”


Posted in: Rankings & Recognitions, Celebrations

Tags: quality of life, greenville