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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.


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:


Posted in: News you can use, Rankings & Recognitions

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

We take time to speak with NCTO CEO and President to learn more about the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and what it means for the U.S. textile industry.


Posted in: Contributor Spotlight, News you can use, Upstate Thoughts

Tags: global trade, trans-pacific partnership, ncto, textiles

Developed and built primarily as a testing and research center for wind-turbine drivetrains, Clemson University's Energy Innovation Center in North Charleston, S.C., is still ramping up operations.


Posted in: Celebrations, Colleges & Universities, Rankings & Recognitions

Tags: Clemson University, Nikolaos Rigas, Energy Innovation Center

EPI report finds that South Carolina’s 224,800 manufacturing jobs pay more than $2.30 more per hour than other industries in the state.


Posted in: Rankings & Recognitions

Tags: labor, manufacturing, Rankings, EPI, skilled workforce

The Upstate SC Alliance will formally launch the Upstate SC Regional Export Plan on March 11 at its Annual Meeting. The plan is the culmination of a year’s worth of work by leaders across the region that when fully executed will strengthen the Upstate and further secure its place in the global economy. Part of the plan includes a greater awareness for exporting and the tools available to support companies interested in expanding to new markets.


Posted in: Upstate Thoughts

Tags: Global Cities, exporting, regional export plan; global, upstate