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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

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, Colleges & Universities, Existing Industry, Innovation, Life Science, Manufacturing, Skilled Workforce, Technical College System

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

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

Engineering the Upstate’s Braintrust

July 2, 2018

Spend time with Thang Nguyen and Brooks Hafner, and you’ll get a glimpse at just how much the Upstate is powered by engineers.

TOPICS: Business, Engineering, Existing Industry, Innovation, Technology, Workforce Development

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

Immediate Past Chairman Reflects on #TeamUpstate

May 16, 2018

BMW Government & Community Relations Manager Max Metcalf discusses the value of a #TeamUpstate approach to economic and community development.

TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Existing Industry, Global Competitiveness, International, Manufacturing