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SC’s 2023 Industry Recruitment is Second-Highest in History

January 4, 2024

South Carolina has announced its 2023 industry recruitment results as the second-highest in state history. The Palmetto State saw $9.22 billion in capital investment, 14,120 jobs and 81 projects.

TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Global Competitiveness, Business Recruitment
Image of Site Selection Magazine's July 2023 edition story on Upstate SC called "A Southern Recipe for a Sustainable Lifestyle."

Site Selection Magazine Features Upstate South Carolina

July 26, 2023

2023 Upstate Intelligence Report paints a picture of the region’s sustainable businesses, lifestyle opportunities and sophisticated technical workforce.

TOPICS: Manufacturing, Business Recruitment, Skilled Workforce, Existing Industry, #TeamUpstate

Upstate Receives Award for Excellence in Economic Development

June 30, 2023

Upstate organizations receive a 2023 Mac Conway Award, recognizing the efforts of economic development agencies that “worked tirelessly to bring projects large and small to their communities.”

TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Business Recruitment, Rankings & Recognitions
Map of Top Metros in the United States

Upstate Wins Two No. 1 Rankings in Site Selection Magazine

March 10, 2023

The Upstate has won two No. 1 rankings in Site Selection Magazine’s Top Metros: Spartanburg came in 1st in projects per capita, and Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin won 1st for total projects. The rankings were among “Tier 2” communities with populations between 200,000 and 1 million.

TOPICS: Rankings & Recognitions, Business Recruitment

Business Recruitment Leader Reflects on Upstate

January 10, 2022

From a textile history to an international melting pot where manufacturing and technology intersect, outgoing Director of Business Recruitment Jacob Hickman reflects on the Upstate’s magnetism and opportunities.

TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Business Recruitment

Taking South Carolina’s Innovation to CES

December 16, 2021

South Carolina is an international powerhouse destination where manufacturing and technology intersect, and our innovation was on display at 2022 CES thanks to Upstate SC Alliance, CRDA, CU-ICAR and several businesses.

TOPICS: Innovation, Business Recruitment

A History of Innovation, Today’s Opportunities

August 10, 2021

From disruptive, start-up based technologies to corporate intrapreneurship, opportunity abounds in Upstate South Carolina, where manufacturing, technology and talent intersect.

TOPICS: Life Science, Innovation, Business Recruitment, Manufacturing, International, Global Competitiveness

Site Selection Magazine Profiles Upstate SC

July 19, 2021

Site Selection Magazine profiles Upstate South Carolina’s business environment and lifestyle – a community consistently growing at a rate more than double U.S. population growth, which ended 2020 with 1.5% increase in manufacturing activity and construction up 5%.

TOPICS: Business Recruitment, Innovation, Manufacturing, Existing Industry