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Let us be your go-to resource for current data and information on our region, as well as for comparison data between our region and other regions that you may be considering.

Our research department has access to a variety of databases and resources and can provide tailored research for your specific needs. When it comes to data on our region’s existing industry, our proprietary database is the most reliable resource and our Interactive Data Center offers a deep dive into the region’s demographics. Let us prepare customized industry reports for you, and explore the depth of our industry clusters with our interactive mapping and lists at our Map Center.

Some of our tools include: Lightcast, D&B Hoovers, ESRI Business Analyst, and our own proprietary Upstate Industry Database.


Upstate SC Alliance Proprietary Industry Database: The Upstate SC Alliance manages a communal company database for its public investors, city and county economic development organizations, to manage local intelligence on target industries, international companies, largest employers, exporters and other specific subsets of industry that may not be trackable via other commercial company database systems. Launched in late 2015, this system continues to evolve with the region’s research needs.

InfoMentum: Operating under the guidance of the EDIS Partnership, county governments, utilities, businesses, and the Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG), InfoMentum provides an array of regional geographic, demographic, and economic information to enable users to quickly create maps, tables, and high quality graphics—customized to satisfy specific client needs. The suite of services includes: a customized, web-based GIS application that provides interactive mapping tools; industrial database details for available industrial buildings, sites and parks; customized Data Center with statistics for socio-economic and quality-of-life factors; special reports and services, such as radius reports and traffic count maps; training and technical assistance.


D&B Hoovers: A subsidiary of Dun and Bradstreet, Hoovers is an American business research company that has provided information on companies and industries since 1990. The database is a source for company information and provides overview, history, competitors, and financials on more than 85 million of the world’s most important public and private companies. Hoover’s provides comprehensive insight and analysis about key industries, public, non-public and international companies and people.

Lightcast: Lightcast is a global leader in labor market analytics, incorporating over 18 billion data points in a simple, accessible set of tools. Lightcast products include data from government agencies, which provide a long-term view of occupations and compensation, layered together with job posting analytics and proprietary collections. These dozens of sources combine past trends and future projections in order to give the greatest possible context to drive meaningful decisions.