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May 23, 2024

Clarios expanding Oconee County operations

Clarios, a global leader in advanced battery solutions, is expanding operations in Oconee County. The company will invest approximately $16 million and create 12 new jobs.

November 1, 2016

The Truth about R&D in the Upstate

There’s more to Upstate research and development (R&D) than RPMs. The truth is that a great deal of R&D activity goes on unaccounted for in a variety of industries from medical devices to sporting goods.

October 17, 2016

Business Recruitment: A Glimpse into the Process

This week, the Upstate SC Alliance will be part of a South Carolina delegation to the world’s largest rubber and plastics trade show, K 2016, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Occurring just once every three years, the last event drew 218,000 visitors and 3,200 exhibiters from 59 countries.

October 11, 2016

Japan’s at Home in the Upstate

More than 55 Japanese companies have carved a presence in the Upstate, representing more than 11 percent of our foreign-affiliated firms. These companies employ 16,300 people, creating products and services from electronic components to logistics.

October 1, 2016

South Carolina Named #2 State for Doing Business

South Carolina was named the #2 State for Doing Business in Area Development’s Top States for Doing Business 2016 analysis, which is in its 30th year of economic development rankings based upon consultant surveys.

September 19, 2016

Why the Upstate Needs a World Affairs Council

Business in the Upstate has been globally influenced as far back as the 1700s, but now it’s more important than ever that global connection and competitiveness are top of mind.

September 14, 2016

Ready and Retooling for an Aerospace Boom

As aerospace manufacturing moves south and our state works to recruit those companies, the Upstate’s existing bounty of manufacturing facilities and machine shops could become part of a hungry supply chain.

September 9, 2016

Two Flights Bring Countless Opportunities to Upstate

The recent announcement that Senator International in November will launch roundtrip cargo flights twice a week between GSP and Munich, Germany, heralds more opportunities than we can count at first glance.

September 1, 2016

Learning and Connecting with Belgian Regions

This summer the Upstate SC Alliance joined a delegation visiting Belgium to explore how cultural connections can be leveraged into business relationships that enhance the Upstate’s global presence.

August 17, 2016

Southeast High Speed Rail Would Foster Connectivity

Megaregions are a major focus of the America 2050 National Infrastructure Program, which acknowledges projected surges in population and explores passenger rail as an alternative to traditional highway infrastructure, according to Georgia Department of Transportation Rail Program Manager Stenley Mack.

August 2, 2016

Free Trade Agreements: Vital for American Businesses

In a panel discussion during the recent Global South Metro Exchange, private industry representatives from businesses large and small emphasized the importance of free trade agreements to commercial successes.

July 28, 2016

Globalization: A Mayoral Take

During the recent Global South Metro Exchange, coordinated by the Upstate SC Alliance, Greenville Mayor Knox White and Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg shared a panel discussion about globalization’s effect on communities.

July 25, 2016

Global South Metro Exchange Draws 250 to the Upstate

Transportation, Free Trade Agreements and the value of collaboration emerged as core themes during the Global South Metro Exchange on July 21, a first-of-its-kind event coordinated by the Upstate Alliance for leaders from the Upstate, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Charleston areas.

June 27, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership is Key to Upstate’s Prosperity

As Congress considers the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), it’s important to transcend talking points and understand the agreement. It’s especially significant for South Carolina companies, who exported $8.7 billion in goods to TPP countries in 2014.

May 31, 2016

Building an Educational Pipeline to Create a Skilled Workforce

The factories are the place where it’s happening … they’re clean, they’re challenging, they’ll provide a wage that is dramatically higher than any other you’ll find. The average wage in South Carolina is $37,000; the average wage in manufacturing is $54,000.

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