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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: International, Manufacturing, Business Recruitment, Guest Posts, Talent, Global Competitiveness
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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: Existing Industry, International, Manufacturing, Business Recruitment

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: Global Competitiveness, International, Business Recruitment, Automotive, #TeamUpstate
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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: Business, Global Competitiveness, International, Advocacy

Guest Post: A Path to Nepalese Innovation

January 3, 2019

During a visit to the Upstate, Mahabir Pun visited with Clemson University, members of the World Affairs Council Upstate, and Nepalese and Indian engineers to explore opportunities for collaboration.

TOPICS: International, Innovation, Technology, Guest Posts

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: Education, Bioscience, Advocacy, Automotive, Existing Industry, Colleges & Universities, Global Competitiveness, International, Manufacturing, Business Recruitment, Celebrations, 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: Global Cities Initiative, Advocacy, Business, Global Competitiveness, International, 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: Materials, Quality of Life, Workforce Development, Technical College System, #TeamUpstate, Existing Industry, Global Competitiveness, International, Business Recruitment, Aerospace

Alliance Membership Offers Connectivity for Tax Firm

August 10, 2018

Charlotte-based GreerWalker Partner David Walker discusses the firm’s easy expansion into the Upstate with help from the Upstate SC Alliance.

TOPICS: Business, Global Competitiveness, International, Business Recruitment, #TeamUpstate