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

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 Development, Workforce Attraction

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, Existing Industry, Global Competitiveness, International, Manufacturing, Business Recruitment, Celebrations, Materials, Skilled Workforce, Education, Bioscience, Automotive, Colleges & Universities

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 Competitiveness, International, Manufacturing, Global Cities Initiative

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

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