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Global Alliance for South Carolina: Connecting S.C. with Estonia & Israel

May 21, 2020

The Global Alliance South Carolina (GASC) engages with academic, business and economic development leaders across the state of South Carolina to build and strengthen collaborations and partnerships that enable small, innovative companies to expand to new markets in South Carolina, Israel and Estonia.

TOPICS: Business Recruitment, Global Competitiveness, International

Immigration: Effective Visa Planning for U.S. Market Entry

January 24, 2020

For companies to engage in foreign-direct investment into the United States, understanding various visa options and requirements is vital for successful planning. Burr Forman McNair Partner Melissa Azallion offers an introduction to into the business immigration process through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

TOPICS: Business Recruitment, Global Competitiveness, Guest Posts, International, Manufacturing, Talent

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
Upstate and Brexit event image with Furman and AFL

What Does Brexit Mean for the Upstate?

June 11, 2019

How does Brexit impact Upstate South Carolina? A UK Brexit Counsellor, Upstate industry AFL, and a Furman economics professor discuss the international issue.

TOPICS: Business, Global Competitiveness, International, Logistics

Inside the America-Canada Trade Relationship

March 6, 2019

We recently welcomed Nadia Theodore, Consul General for Canada in Atlanta, to discuss Canadian business opportunities with Upstate business leaders as part of our Grow Your Business event series.

TOPICS: Advocacy, Business, Global Competitiveness, International

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

Greenville startup showcasing R&D products at Arab Health

January 28, 2019

Humimic and three other Upstate companies – Poly-Med, Tactical Medical Solutions and Global Transplant Solutions – are representing South Carolina’s life science induastry at the Arab Health medical conference.

TOPICS: #TeamUpstate, Bioscience, Global Competitiveness, Innovation, Life Science

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

Follow the Upstate Roadmap to Exporting Success

November 29, 2018

To help chart the process and players, the Upstate SC Alliance has unveiled a “Roadmap to Exporting Success.”

TOPICS: Advocacy, Business, Global Cities Initiative, Global Competitiveness, International, Manufacturing