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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: Business Recruitment, Global Competitiveness, #TeamUpstate

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

Navigating USA Business Immigration Issues

January 11, 2021

Immigration and the global mobility of employees has uncertainties, especially in the era of COVID-19 and changing U.S. administrations. Burr & Forman offers strategies and considerations for employers.

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

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: Global Competitiveness, International, Manufacturing, Business Recruitment, Guest Posts, 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: Automotive, Business Recruitment, International, Global Competitiveness, #TeamUpstate
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: Logistics, International, Global Competitiveness, Business