Upstate SC Alliance Blog

National Study Shows South Carolina as a Top Moving Destination

January 6, 2015

In 2014, companies said they would spend almost $4 billon building or expanding operations across Upstate South Carolina. As companies continue to thrive in the Upstate, they also create an ever-growing skilled workforce, creating over 4,500 new jobs in the Upstate in 2014.

TOPICS: Rankings & Recognitions

What do Berlin, Egypt and Greenville, SC Have in Common?

January 5, 2015

With an active nightlife and a wide range of cultural activities from Broadway musicals to major sporting events, combined with an impressive number of lakes and mountains for outdoor recreation, the Upstate offers a unique mix of entertainment not found anywhere else.

TOPICS: Rankings & Recognitions

2014 in Honors, Accomplishments & Recognition

January 2, 2015

Last year proved to be a successful one for business in Upstate South Carolina. In addition to numerous announcements from companies establishing operations in the region, there was no shortage of businesses that announced plans to expand throughout the area.

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

National Manufacturing Day is Every Day in the Upstate

October 3, 2014

In honor of National Manufacturing Day, we would like to thank the 1,400-plus manufacturers that call Upstate South Carolina home. Supported by these companies, the Upstate is consistently ranked as one of the top states for doing business in the United States and the region’s leadership role in the manufacturing renaissance has played a part in that success. Consider the following facts about manufacturing in Upstate South Carolina:

TOPICS: Manufacturing, Celebrations, Rankings & Recognitions

Upstate Manufacturer Named Finalist for Best Plants Competition

October 1, 2014

We would like to congratulate Upstate-based T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc., a leading manufacturer of faucets, fittings and specialty products for the foodservice, industrial, commercial plumbing and laboratory markets, on being named a finalist in IndustryWeek’s 2014 Best Plants competition.

TOPICS: Celebrations, Rankings & Recognitions

South Carolina Named Third Best State for Doing Business by Area Development

September 26, 2014

In Area Development’s recent survey on the Top States for Doing Business, South Carolina was recognized among the best with a No. 3 ranking. Judged by a survey of site consultants, the rankings are based on the number of mentions by the consultants in three overall categories—business environment, labor climate and infrastructure and global access—as well as in 18 subcategories.

TOPICS: Rankings & Recognitions, Skilled Workforce

Upstate Moves to Ignite and Sustain an Innovation Ecosystem in the Manufacturing Industry

September 15, 2014

The power of innovation is an ongoing discussion throughout the manufacturing industry – what’s not to be overlooked is the power that a strong advanced manufacturing society can have on driving innovation. Developing an innovation “eco-system” is one of the key priorities for the Upstate in its mission to expand the value chain of its existing advanced manufacturing economy.

TOPICS: News You Can Use, Manufacturing, Rankings & Recognitions, Upstate Thoughts

Celebrating Success in the Upstate

August 26, 2014

Congratulations to our Board investors, Hire Dynamics,
on their recent award as a best place to work in South Carolina!

TOPICS: Celebrations, Rankings & Recognitions

Aerospace Industry DayAerospace Industry Day

August 20, 2014

South Carolina’s Inaugural Aerospace conference far exceeded the expectations of the event’s organizers. The level of participation from the private sector was proof that the state of South Carolina has established a strong network of industry support, sending a powerful message to industry worldwide that we are an exceptional place for business.

TOPICS: Rankings & Recognitions, Upstate Thoughts, News You Can Use