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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
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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

CNC Operator Takes Control of Her Career

October 4, 2022

Upstate mom Lynn Rogers has launched a career with automotive manufacturer ZF following a 4-month training program. It’s an example of how individuals can Skill Up and Move Up with short-term training for in-demand technical occupations.

TOPICS: Workforce Development, Talent, Skilled Workforce

The Upstate Company Keeping us Connected

February 4, 2022

There’s an Upstate-headquartered company keeping the world connected: AFL, a patent-generating powerhouse whose products span the telecommunications industry and enable next-generation technology.

TOPICS: Existing Industry, Technology

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