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Bloomberg: Greenville Could Be Innovation Economy Blueprint

June 28, 2018

Bloomberg news Federal Reserve reporter Craig Torres shares in a June 25 podcast that data analysis that piqued the outlet’s curiosity about Greenville, the focus of its June 21 piece called “The New South Startup.”

TOPICS: Advocacy, Business, Innovation, International, Life Science, News You Can Use

How International is the Upstate?

March 23, 2018

In honor of International Month, this infographic demonstrates the global connections and international presence within Upstate South Carolina.

TOPICS: Global Competitiveness, International, News You Can Use, Upstate Thoughts

What You Need to Know About NLRB for 2018

January 25, 2018

In this guest blog, Upstate employment attorney Phillip Kilgore breaks down what employers need to know about recent National Labor Relations Board changes.

TOPICS: Advocacy, Business, News You Can Use

How Right-to-Work Works

December 16, 2016

There are currently 26 “right-to-work” states in the in the United States, which means just over half of the country has laws that directly address compulsory union membership. In most states like South Carolina – which has had its law on the books since 1954 – the statute has been in effect for decades.

TOPICS: News You Can Use, Upstate Thoughts

The Truth about R&D in the Upstate

November 1, 2016

There’s more to Upstate research and development (R&D) than RPMs. The truth is that a great deal of R&D activity goes on unaccounted for in a variety of industries from medical devices to sporting goods.

TOPICS: Colleges & Universities, CU-ICAR, Innovation, News You Can Use, Upstate Thoughts

Business Recruitment: A Glimpse into the Process

October 17, 2016

This week, the Upstate SC Alliance will be part of a South Carolina delegation to the world’s largest rubber and plastics trade show, K 2016, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Occurring just once every three years, the last event drew 218,000 visitors and 3,200 exhibiters from 59 countries.

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Japan’s at Home in the Upstate

October 11, 2016

More than 55 Japanese companies have carved a presence in the Upstate, representing more than 11 percent of our foreign-affiliated firms. These companies employ 16,300 people, creating products and services from electronic components to logistics.

TOPICS: International, Manufacturing, News You Can Use, Upstate Thoughts

South Carolina Named #2 State for Doing Business

October 1, 2016

South Carolina was named the #2 State for Doing Business in Area Development’s Top States for Doing Business 2016 analysis, which is in its 30th year of economic development rankings based upon consultant surveys.

TOPICS: News You Can Use, Rankings & Recognitions