Upstate SC Alliance Blog

Upstate S.C. City Named Best Place to Live by Livability

April 29, 2015

Upstate South Carolina is home to nearly 1.4 million people, a number that continues to grow as the world takes note of the many benefits that are unique to the area. Recently, Livability, a website that explores what makes small-to-medium sizes cities a great places to call home, named Greenville, S.C. to its annual “Top 100 Best Places to Live”.

TOPICS: Celebrations, Rankings & Recognitions

South Carolina Top Southeastern State for Export Growth

February 12, 2015

A recent release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce celebrated a more than 13% increase in exports for 2014 making South Carolina the top state in the Southeast for export growth and 6th nationwide. In total, the State of South Carolina exported $29.7 billion in goods and services for 2014. (See full release below)

TOPICS: News You Can Use, International, Manufacturing, Rankings & Recognitions

Nikolaos Rigas, director of Clemson University’s new wind-turbine drivetrain test center, was recognized as one of ENR’s top 25 Newsmakers

February 5, 2015

Developed and built primarily as a testing and research center for wind-turbine drivetrains, Clemson University’s Energy Innovation Center in North Charleston, S.C., is still ramping up operations. However, it’s already producing results, says Nikolaos Rigas, the facility’s director and the guiding force behind the unique test center’s development.

TOPICS: Rankings & Recognitions, Colleges & Universities, Celebrations

Study Shows S.C. Manufacturing Supports Higher Wages

February 5, 2015

South Carolina manufacturing employees make over 15% more per hour than other hourly workers in the state according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI)—further demonstrating the state’s commitment to supporting a highly-desirable workforce.

TOPICS: Manufacturing, Rankings & Recognitions, Skilled Workforce

Study: Anderson County One of Just 65 U.S. Counties to Recover from Recession

January 15, 2015

According to a recent study by the National Association of Counties (NACO) released earlier this week, Anderson County is one of just 65 counties among the 3,000-plus U.S. counties that has fully recovered from the recent economic recession, meeting or surpassing pre-recession levels for home prices, economic output, unemployment rate and jobs.

TOPICS: Celebrations, Rankings & Recognitions, News You Can Use