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Building Bridges with Benelux

June 26, 2019

Learn about a recent trip to build business connections between the Upstate, Belgium and the Netherlands though this Q&A.

TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Automotive, Business Recruitment, Global Competitiveness, International
2019 Site Selection Upstate Intelligence Report Opening Spread

Site Selection Magazine features Upstate

May 31, 2019

Site Selection magazine showcases the Upstate’s business environment within its Upstate Intelligence Report.

TOPICS: Automotive, Business, Business Recruitment, Colleges & Universities, Food Manufacturing, Food Processing, Innovation, Life Science, Soft Landings, Workforce Attraction

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

Brookings Cites Upstate South Carolina Automotive Industry, CU-ICAR As Economic Development Model

July 25, 2018

A new report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program cites South Carolina’s 10-county Upstate region and Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) as a model of cluster-based economic development.

TOPICS: Automotive, Business Recruitment, Colleges & Universities, CU-ICAR, Existing Industry, Global Competitiveness, Rankings & Recognitions

Rural Communities Benefit from Regional Message

June 11, 2018

Union County Development Board’s Kathy Jo Lancaster discusses how a regional economic development approach has boosted the community of 28,000.

TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Automotive, Business Recruitment, Existing Industry, Global Competitiveness, International

Upstate Landing Pad Becomes Launch Point for AWL-Techniek

April 20, 2018

The Spark Center SC’s soft landing space was vital to the Netherlands-based company’s transition to the Upstate.

TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Automotive, Business Recruitment, Existing Industry, Global Competitiveness, International, Soft Landings, Technical College System

Reflections on 2017 Upstate Economic Successes

December 19, 2017

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

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

One Piece at a Time, but from Different Places

August 17, 2017

While times have changed and manufacturing processes are not as vertically integrated as they once were, the idea of building durable goods “one piece at a time” rings truer today than ever.

TOPICS: Automotive, Existing Industry, Manufacturing

Laurens Teachers Learn from Summer Manufacturing Jobs

August 7, 2017

Steel-toed boots, safety glasses and sophisticated robotics will likely resonate among this year’s summer memories for a group of Laurens County educators.

TOPICS: Automotive, Existing Industry, Manufacturing, Workforce Development

BMW Celebration Includes Continued Investment

June 27, 2017

Just over 25 years ago, an announcement was made that would forever transform the business landscape of our region and state: plans for Germany luxury vehicle maker BMW to build a manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County.

TOPICS: Automotive, Business, International, Manufacturing, Recruitment