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SC’s 2023 Industry Recruitment is Second-Highest in History

January 4, 2024

South Carolina has announced its 2023 industry recruitment results as the second-highest in state history. The Palmetto State saw $9.22 billion in capital investment, 14,120 jobs and 81 projects.

TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Global Competitiveness, Business Recruitment
Image of Site Selection Magazine's July 2023 edition story on Upstate SC called "A Southern Recipe for a Sustainable Lifestyle."

Site Selection Magazine Features Upstate South Carolina

July 26, 2023

2023 Upstate Intelligence Report paints a picture of the region’s sustainable businesses, lifestyle opportunities and sophisticated technical workforce.

TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Existing Industry, Manufacturing, Business Recruitment, Skilled Workforce

Upstate Receives Award for Excellence in Economic Development

June 30, 2023

Upstate organizations receive a 2023 Mac Conway Award, recognizing the efforts of economic development agencies that “worked tirelessly to bring projects large and small to their communities.”

TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Business Recruitment, Rankings & Recognitions
Map of Top Metros in the United States

Upstate Wins Two No. 1 Rankings in Site Selection Magazine

March 10, 2023

The Upstate has won two No. 1 rankings in Site Selection Magazine’s Top Metros: Spartanburg came in 1st in projects per capita, and Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin won 1st for total projects. The rankings were among “Tier 2” communities with populations between 200,000 and 1 million.

TOPICS: Business Recruitment, Rankings & Recognitions

Germany & South Carolina: A Unique Economic Relationship

December 2, 2022

With nearly 140 German companies calling Upstate South Carolina home, it’s no surprise that Germany represents the one of the largest international source of jobs in the Carolinas. Hear takeaways from a recent event featuring German consular and chamber representatives.

TOPICS: Business, International