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Upstate S.C. City Named Best Place to Live by Livability

April 29, 2015

Upstate South Carolina is home to nearly 1.4 million people, a number that continues to grow as the world takes note of the many benefits that are unique to the area. Recently, Livability, a website that explores what makes small-to-medium sizes cities a great places to call home, named Greenville, S.C. to its annual “Top 100 Best Places to Live”.

TOPICS: Celebrations, Rankings & Recognitions

Three Million Upstate-Made BMWs and Counting!

March 27, 2015

This week BMW Manufacturing celebrated a major company milestone as it announced the production of its 3 millionth vehicle assembled at its plant in Upstate South Carolina.

TOPICS: Celebrations, News You Can Use

Nikolaos Rigas, director of Clemson University’s new wind-turbine drivetrain test center, was recognized as one of ENR’s top 25 Newsmakers

February 5, 2015

Developed and built primarily as a testing and research center for wind-turbine drivetrains, Clemson University’s Energy Innovation Center in North Charleston, S.C., is still ramping up operations. However, it’s already producing results, says Nikolaos Rigas, the facility’s director and the guiding force behind the unique test center’s development.

TOPICS: Colleges & Universities, Celebrations, Rankings & Recognitions

Clemson University, Greenville Tech Break Ground on $25 Million Industrial Training Center

January 28, 2015

Monday marked yet another milestone in the Upstate’s mission to provide the automotive, transportation, and other high-tech sectors with a highly-skilled workforce with the groundbreaking of the Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI), a $25 million collaboration between Clemson University and Greenville Technical College.

TOPICS: Colleges & Universities, Celebrations, Skilled Workforce

Tallying Up 2015

January 21, 2015

2015 was another banner year in economic development for the Upstate region of South Carolina. Our 9 member counties gained $1.291 billion in capital investment, announced 76 total projects and created 6,471 new jobs.

TOPICS: Celebrations

Study: Anderson County One of Just 65 U.S. Counties to Recover from Recession

January 15, 2015

According to a recent study by the National Association of Counties (NACO) released earlier this week, Anderson County is one of just 65 counties among the 3,000-plus U.S. counties that has fully recovered from the recent economic recession, meeting or surpassing pre-recession levels for home prices, economic output, unemployment rate and jobs.

TOPICS: Celebrations, Rankings & Recognitions, News You Can Use

2014 in Honors, Accomplishments & Recognition

January 2, 2015

Last year proved to be a successful one for business in Upstate South Carolina. In addition to numerous announcements from companies establishing operations in the region, there was no shortage of businesses that announced plans to expand throughout the area.

TOPICS: Celebrations, Rankings & Recognitions, News You Can Use, Automotive