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Talking Talent with HTI

February 14, 2019

As part of our #TeamUpstate storytelling, we recently spoke with HTI CEO Herb Dew about how workforce and talent affect economic growth and sustainability.

TOPICS: Workforce Attraction, Workforce Development, Manufacturing, Global Competitiveness, Existing Industry, #TeamUpstate

Pink, Personal and Poised for Growth

January 18, 2019

Nearly a decade after its launch as an Etsy shop, online apparel personalization company Marleylilly continues to grow in Greer.

TOPICS: Existing Industry, Workforce Attraction, Innovation, Business

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: Existing Industry, Business, Advocacy, #TeamUpstate

Stories highlight the Spirit of #TeamUpstate

August 30, 2018

Our newest video project explores growing industries across the Upstate and how #TeamUpstate organizations are working together to meet industry needs.

TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Existing Industry, Technical College System, Colleges & Universities, Life Science, Skilled Workforce, Innovation, Manufacturing

Industries Link Locals with Technical Opportunities

August 22, 2018

Pickens County native and Greenville Technical College graduate Jason Sams refletcs on his career with aerospace supplier Solar Atmospheres.

TOPICS: Global Competitiveness, Technical College System, Workforce Development, Quality of Life, Materials, Aerospace, Business Recruitment, International, Existing Industry, #TeamUpstate

Brookings Cites Upstate Automotive Industry, CU-ICAR As 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: CU-ICAR, Colleges & Universities, Automotive, Rankings & Recognitions, Business Recruitment, Global Competitiveness, Existing Industry

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

Open innovation a driver in TTI’s business growth

May 15, 2018

Techtronics Industries (TTI), an Anderson County designer and manufacturer of power tools, shares how open innovation has helped the company grow.

TOPICS: Upstate Thoughts, Skilled Workforce, Innovation, Global Competitiveness, Existing Industry

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