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June 7, 2023

Itron expanding Oconee County operations

Itron, a global industrial Internet of Things (IoT) leader that innovates the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, is expanding its Oconee County operations. The company is planning a capital expenditure of $28.5 million over three years that will create nearly 100 new jobs.

April 19, 2023

BorgWarner Inc. expanding Oconee County operations

BorgWarner Inc. (BorgWarner), a global leader in mobility solutions, today announced plans to expand its facility in Oconee County. The company’s $42.7 million investment will create 122 new jobs.

January 18, 2023

Yanfeng expanding operations in Laurens County

$49.6 million investment to create approximately 58 new jobs over the next five years Yanfeng, a leading global automotive supplier, today announced the expansion of its operations in Laurens County. The company’s investment of $49.6 million will create approximately 58 new jobs over the next five years. Yanfeng has more than 240 locations and 67,000 […]

December 16, 2014

How We Should Imagine the Future of STEM Education

In the spring of 2015, Greenville will play host to an innovative event organized to showcase and celebrate the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). iMAGINE Upstate is a week-long program that will include presentations, workshops, student challenges and special events designed to inspire students, families and young professionals across the Upstate.

November 12, 2014

Freight connections key to Upstate’s global competitiveness

The Brookings Institution has released an analysis of the trade networks that connect the Upstate S.C. region to other regions in the United States and around the world. The report is part of the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase.

October 1, 2014

Upstate Manufacturer Named Finalist for Best Plants Competition

We would like to congratulate Upstate-based T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc., a leading manufacturer of faucets, fittings and specialty products for the foodservice, industrial, commercial plumbing and laboratory markets, on being named a finalist in IndustryWeek’s 2014 Best Plants competition.

September 26, 2014

South Carolina Named Third Best State for Doing Business by Area Development

In Area Development’s recent survey on the Top States for Doing Business, South Carolina was recognized among the best with a No. 3 ranking. Judged by a survey of site consultants, the rankings are based on the number of mentions by the consultants in three overall categories—business environment, labor climate and infrastructure and global access—as well as in 18 subcategories.

September 26, 2014

Taking a Closer Look at the Export-Import Bank

Upstate SC Alliance President and CEO John Lummus recently highlighted the importance of the Export-Import Bank and shares his thoughts on why it’s critical to reauthorize this highly effective business resource in this piece at UpstateBizSC.com:

September 15, 2014

Upstate Moves to Ignite and Sustain an Innovation Ecosystem in the Manufacturing Industry

The power of innovation is an ongoing discussion throughout the manufacturing industry – what’s not to be overlooked is the power that a strong advanced manufacturing society can have on driving innovation. Developing an innovation “eco-system” is one of the key priorities for the Upstate in its mission to expand the value chain of its existing advanced manufacturing economy.

August 20, 2014

Aerospace Industry DayAerospace Industry Day

South Carolina’s Inaugural Aerospace conference far exceeded the expectations of the event’s organizers. The level of participation from the private sector was proof that the state of South Carolina has established a strong network of industry support, sending a powerful message to industry worldwide that we are an exceptional place for business.

August 20, 2014

Mannan Pharmaceuticals LLC establishing R&D operations in Greenville County

The Upstate SC Alliance welcomes Mannan Pharmaceuticals LLC. to the Upstate! We were able to introduce Dr. Xiaohua Wu and Mannan Pharmaceuticals to the growing bioscience ecosystem in our region by working together with Upstate SC Alliance bioscience task force members, Wayne Roper, President of SCBIO, Sam Konduros, Executive Director for the Greenville Health Research Development Corporation, and Tony Smith, project manager at GADC.

July 22, 2014

SCRA invests in CampusConnectr, KIYATEC

To help further the business plans of two Upstate companies, the SC Launch program of SCRA Technology Ventures presented checks to CampusConnectr and KIYATEC at Clemson University’s ICAR campus.

July 17, 2014

Mohawk Industries upgrading Spartanburg County manufacturing plant

$10 million investment to create around 20 new jobs 

Mohawk Industries, the world’s largest flooring company, is investing $10 million in its Spartanburg County commercial carpeting facility over the next 10 years to substantially upgrade its looms and improve technology to support future business growth.

June 26, 2014

In Upstate SC, are we more Team USA or Team Germany?

On the eve of the World Cup match up between the U.S. and Germany, an interesting question arises. Does the Upstate of South Carolina pull more for Team USA or Team Germany? These thoughts are brought on by a recent blog post from the Brookings Institution entitled World Cup of FDI: Which U.S. Metro Areas May Hold Closet Germany Fans?

June 23, 2014

Upstate SC Proven a Leader for Foreign Direct Investment

2014 has been a strong year for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Upstate of South Carolina, accounting for more than 2,100 announced jobs and $2.2 billion in announced capital investment. In the latest research from the Brookings Institution, we get a look at the concentration of FDI in the Upstate and the impact it has on our economy.

June 17, 2014

SCTAC runway attracts automotive R&D

The repaved 1.04-mile, 300-foot-wide track in Greenville County could easily be a drag strip or raceway, attracting spectators to cheer on cars or motorcycles roaring to a finish line.

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