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Inside the America-Canada Trade Relationship

March 6, 2019

We recently welcomed Nadia Theodore, Consul General for Canada in Atlanta, to discuss Canadian business opportunities with Upstate business leaders as part of our Grow Your Business event series.

TOPICS: Advocacy, Business, Global Competitiveness, International

Eight Economic Successes for 2018

December 11, 2018

Reflecting on the wins, announcements and fresh ideas implemented in 2018, we’ve found eight ways the Upstate is positioning for continued economic success.

TOPICS: Manufacturing, Advocacy, Existing Industry, Global Competitiveness, International, Business Recruitment, Celebrations, Materials, Skilled Workforce, Education, Bioscience, Automotive, Colleges & Universities

Follow the Upstate Roadmap to Exporting Success

November 29, 2018

To help chart the process and players, the Upstate SC Alliance has unveiled a “Roadmap to Exporting Success.”

TOPICS: Advocacy, Business, Global Competitiveness, International, Manufacturing, Global Cities Initiative

Addressing Federal Issues of Competitiveness

September 17, 2018

Earlier this month, we visited Capitol Hill and discussed key business issues with staff members of our region’s Senate and Congressional representatives.

TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Advocacy, Business, Existing Industry

Bloomberg: Greenville Could Be Innovation Economy Blueprint

June 28, 2018

Bloomberg news Federal Reserve reporter Craig Torres shares in a June 25 podcast that data analysis that piqued the outlet’s curiosity about Greenville, the focus of its June 21 piece called “The New South Startup.”

TOPICS: News You Can Use, Life Science, Innovation, Advocacy, Business, International

What You Need to Know About NLRB for 2018

January 25, 2018

In this guest blog, Upstate employment attorney Phillip Kilgore breaks down what employers need to know about recent National Labor Relations Board changes.

TOPICS: Advocacy, Business, News You Can Use

Reflections on 2017 Upstate Economic Successes

December 19, 2017

These collaborative initiatives will position our region for continued growth in 2018 and beyond.

TOPICS: Celebrations, Advocacy, Existing Industry, Global Competitiveness, International, Manufacturing, Business Recruitment, Materials, Skilled Workforce, Education, Bioscience, Automotive, Colleges & Universities, SEUS-Japan

State incentives structure should consider high-impact jobs

May 9, 2017

“What are you doing about headquarters?” That question comes up time and again during events geared around economic development, asked in the recognition that corporate headquarters operations are a highly sought business operation for most metropolitan communities.

TOPICS: Advocacy, Business Recruitment