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Business Recruitment Leader Reflects on Upstate

January 10, 2022

From a textile history to an international melting pot where manufacturing and technology intersect, outgoing Director of Business Recruitment Jacob Hickman reflects on the Upstate’s magnetism and opportunities.

TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Business Recruitment

A History of Innovation, Today’s Opportunities

August 10, 2021

From disruptive, start-up based technologies to corporate intrapreneurship, opportunity abounds in Upstate South Carolina, where manufacturing, technology and talent intersect.

TOPICS: Global Competitiveness, International, Manufacturing, Business Recruitment, Innovation, Life Sciences

Site Selection Magazine Profiles Upstate SC

July 19, 2021

Site Selection Magazine profiles Upstate South Carolina’s business environment and lifestyle – a community consistently growing at a rate more than double U.S. population growth, which ended 2020 with 1.5% increase in manufacturing activity and construction up 5%.

TOPICS: Existing Industry, Manufacturing, Business Recruitment, Innovation

Entering the U.S. market: an international growth story

October 29, 2020

South Carolina is known globally as a production powerhouse, and that means there’s a world of opportunity here for businesses who serve the manufacturing and industrial sectors. International manufacturing consultant Valantic talks about getting in on the action.

TOPICS: International, Manufacturing, Business Recruitment
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SC Technical College System Building a Workforce

July 16, 2020

South Carolina Technical College System supports industry workforce development and training needs. Learn how here.

TOPICS: Business Recruitment, Skilled Workforce, Workforce Development, Colleges & Universities, Technical College System
Ireland and the Upstate

Ireland and the Upstate: Demystifying Foreign Markets

March 20, 2020

Ireland-South Carolina Business Partnership explores international business opportunities to between manufacturing and technology companies and demystify foreign markets.

TOPICS: International, Manufacturing, Business Recruitment, Aerospace, Innovation, Life Science