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Entering the U.S. market: an international growth story

October 29, 2020

South Carolina is known globally as a production powerhouse, and that means there’s a world of opportunity here for businesses who serve the manufacturing and industrial sectors. International manufacturing consultant Valantic talks about getting in on the action.

TOPICS: Business Recruitment, International, Manufacturing
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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
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COVID-19 and the Upstate

April 1, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting global supply chains and daily business operations, a number of resources are available to affected companies.

TOPICS: Existing Industry, International, Manufacturing
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Responding, Innovating in Times of Challenge

March 31, 2020

Business recruitment officer reflects on coronavirus impacts to Alliance mission and how Upstate industries have responded to support the medical community.

TOPICS: Business, Business Recruitment, Innovation, International
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Ireland and the Upstate: Demystifying Foreign Markets

March 20, 2020

Ireland-South Carolina Business Partnership explores international business opportunities to between manufacturing and technology companies and demystify foreign markets.

TOPICS: Aerospace, Business Recruitment, Innovation, International, Life Science, Manufacturing

Sage Automotive Interiors: Woven Throughout Automotive

January 28, 2020

Sage Automotive Interiors shares how product design, a strong workforce, and Upstate locations help it to excel in the automobile industry.

TOPICS: Automotive, Business, CU-ICAR, Engineering, Existing Industry, Innovation, 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
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U.K. publication explores U.K.-Upstate partnership

November 11, 2019

The North East Times explores how Womble Bond Dickinson and the Upstate SC Alliance are partnering to strengthen Transatlantic business ties.

TOPICS: Business Recruitment, Existing Industry, International, Manufacturing

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