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2014 in Honors, Accomplishments & Recognition

January 2, 2015

Last year proved to be a successful one for business in Upstate South Carolina. In addition to numerous announcements from companies establishing operations in the region, there was no shortage of businesses that announced plans to expand throughout the area. While 2014 was a banner year for growth within the region, it also marked a year of major accomplishments and recognitions for the area. As we look forward to an exciting 2015, we want to share a short recap of some of the notable honors the Upstate received in 2014:

  • Upstate SC Alliance names John Lummus as its new president and CEO.
  • Study finds that Greenville ranks 23rd for share of jobs in foreign-owned enterprises (FOEs) at 6.1 percent.
  • South Carolina holds its first Aerospace Industry Day.
  • Clemson’s CU-ICAR shapes the future of the automotive industry.
  • The Upstate continued its mission to drive the manufacturing renaissance.
  • Greenville based KIYATEC got a nearly $2M boost from the National Cancer Institute to advance predictive cancer diagnostics.
  • South Carolina was named one of the top three states for doing business by Area Development
  • The team at iMAGINE Upstate announced plans to showcase the future of STEM Education.
  • NPR highlights South Carolina’s apprenticeship programs and Greenville’s high tech eco-system
  • Upstate-based T&S Brass and Bronze Works was named a finalist in IndustryWeek’s 2014 Best Plants competition
  • Spartanburg County’s Carter Smith named Upstate Economic Developer of the Year
  • Clemson University named a Top 20 public university by U.S. News and World Report


The team at Upstate SC Alliance would like to thank everyone who helped contribute to the success of the region in 2014 and we look forward to building upon that in 2015.

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