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

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

Reflections on 2017 Upstate Economic Successes

December 19, 2017

These collaborative initiatives will position our region for continued growth in 2018 and beyond.

TOPICS: Manufacturing, Business Recruitment, Celebrations, Materials, Skilled Workforce, Education, Bioscience, Advocacy, Automotive, Existing Industry, Colleges & Universities, Global Competitiveness, SEUS-Japan, International

Additive Manufacturing and Education in the Upstate

September 13, 2017

Additive manufacturing, or the building of three-dimensional objects by adding layer upon layer of material, now plays a role in Upstate classrooms as well.

TOPICS: Innovation, Education, Technical College System, Technology, Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing and Upstate Industries

September 13, 2017

Upstate companies from GE to Cornell Dubilier to Sealvel Systems among leaders in utilizing 3-D printing technology for industrial applications.

TOPICS: Manufacturing, Innovation, Technical College System, Technology, Existing Industry

One Piece at a Time, but from Different Places

August 17, 2017

While times have changed and manufacturing processes are not as vertically integrated as they once were, the idea of building durable goods “one piece at a time” rings truer today than ever.

TOPICS: Existing Industry, Manufacturing, Automotive

Laurens Teachers Learn from Summer Manufacturing Jobs

August 7, 2017

Steel-toed boots, safety glasses and sophisticated robotics will likely resonate among this year’s summer memories for a group of Laurens County educators.

TOPICS: Existing Industry, Manufacturing, Workforce Development, Automotive

BMW Celebration Includes Continued Investment

June 27, 2017

Just over 25 years ago, an announcement was made that would forever transform the business landscape of our region and state: plans for Germany luxury vehicle maker BMW to build a manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County.

TOPICS: Business, International, Manufacturing, Automotive, Recruitment