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This week BMW Manufacturing celebrated the production of its 3 millionth vehicle assembled at its plant in Upstate South Carolina and the company is on pace to be the highest-capacity plant in the BMW global system by the end of 2016.

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Posted in: Celebrations, News you can use

Tags: BMW

Read how Upstate South Carolina leaders have created an innovative way to build the next-gen workforce through a weeklong series of crowd-sourced programs and signature events designed to promote cultural and economic development with a celebration and showcase of STEM, innovation and entrepreneurial activity in Upstate South Carolina.

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Posted in: Celebrations, News you can use

Tags: STEM, iMAGINE Upstate, ryan heafy, education, next generation workforce, skilled workforce

We get a few minutes with Dee Kivett, Automotive Engineering Instructor at CU-ICAR and CEO of NextGen Supply Chain Integrators, to discuss the current state of STEM education. 

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Posted in: Colleges & Universities, News you can use, Upstate Thoughts

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Upstate South Carolina’s competitive cost of doing business, low unionization rate and highly skilled work force help place the region at the forefront of the manufacturing industry in the United States. To gain a better understanding of how the region is poised for additional growth, we take some time to speak with SCMA President and CEO Lewis Gossett.

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Posted in: Upstate Thoughts

Tags: South Carolina Manufacturing Alliance, SCMA, Lewis Gossett, manufacturing, Manufacturing Renaissance

Automotive industry leaders from around the world met in Upstate South Carolina to take part in the 2015 S.C. Automotive Summit, a three-day event showcasing thought leadership and topics relevant to every key automotive sector, including manufacturing, engineering, education, government and more. 

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Tags: automotive, SC Automotive Summit, south carolina, South Carolina Automotive Council, South Carolina Manufacturing Association, CU-ICAR, Clemson University, Bobby Hitt, Bosch, Tata Motors, Greenville Technical College, Sage Automotive, Proterra

Next week the automotive industry’s national and global leaders will come together in Upstate South Carolina for the 4th Annual S.C. Automotive Summit, held February 23-25 in Greenville, S.C.

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Tags: automotive

South Carolina's leading biosciences companies gather to discuss workforce education, training and best practices in manufacturing.

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Posted in: Upstate Thoughts

Tags: biosciences, biotechnology, SCBIO, biomedical, bioscience

A recent release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce celebrated a more than 13% increase in exports for 2014 making South Carolina the top state in the Southeast for export growth and 6th nationwide. In total, the State of South Carolina exported $29.7 billion in goods and services for 2014. (See full release below)

Some notable export rankings among states:

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Posted in: News you can use, Rankings & Recognitions

Tags: export. regional export plan, international, manufacturing, Global Cities Initiative

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