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In the spring of 2015, Greenville will play host to iMAGINE Upstate, a week-long program designed to showcase and celebrate the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). iMAGINE Upstate Executive Director Ryan Heafy recently took some time to answer questions regarding the current challenges facing students and educators.

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Tags: STEM, education, events, iMAGINE Upstate

Members from the Upstate SC Alliance team recently visited Canada as part of continuing efforts to build a stronger pipeline for FDI. 

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Tags: canada, FDI, Mission Trips, globalization, international, North America

New Global Cities Initiative Research on Freight Networks Released 

Greenville, S.C. — The Brookings Institution has released an analysis of the trade networks that connect the Upstate S.C. region to other regions in the United States and around the world. The report is part of the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase.

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Tags: international, Infrastructure, trade, global, regional, foreign direct investment, industry, logistics

NPR's David Green recently sat down with Planet Money's Adam Davidson to discuss the new face of manufacturing, specifically the need for continous improvements in highly skilled education and training practices.

 

Davidson specifically noted that while Greenville's eco-system of high tech manufacturers is what smart economic developers want, the key to a successful decade of manufacturing lies in continuous educational development and skill set training. Simply stated, the key skill is the ability to learn more skills.

 

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Tags: area development, skilled workforce, innovation eco-system

NPR’s Uri Berliner recently visited Spartanburg-based Cooper Standard to learn more about how the manufacturer embraces South Carolina’s successful apprenticeship programs.

 

In this segment that aired as part of NPR’s series “American Made: The New Manufacturing Landscape”, Berliner highlights how South Carolina’s apprenticeship programs, like Apprenticeship Carolina, have led to a better pipeline for skilled workers, creating a win-win situation for employees and employers.

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Tags: Apprenticeship Carolina, apprenticeships

In honor of National Manufacturing Day, we would like to thank the 1,400-plus manufacturers that call Upstate South Carolina home.

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Posted in: Celebrations, Rankings & Recognitions

Tags: manufacturing, Manufacturing Renaissance, national manufacturing day

Upstate-based T&S Brass and Bronze Works has been named a finalist in IndustryWeek’s 2014 Best Plants competition. 

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Tags: IndustryWeek, T&S, Travelers Rest, greenville county, best plants, awards

Upstate SC Alliance President and CEO John Lummus recently highlighted the importance of the Export-Import Bank and shares his thoughts on why it’s critical to reauthorize this highly effective business resource in this piece at UpstateBizSC.com. 

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Tags: Export-Import Bank, John Lummus

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