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We Make that Here

August 22, 2019

GVLtoday explores products manufactured in Upstate region, and we built on that list: things you might find at home or work; and items used by industries.

TOPICS: Existing Industry, Business Recruitment, Upstate Thoughts, News You Can Use

Open innovation a driver in TTI’s business growth

May 15, 2018

Techtronics Industries (TTI), an Anderson County designer and manufacturer of power tools, shares how open innovation has helped the company grow.

TOPICS: Existing Industry, Global Competitiveness, Innovation, Skilled Workforce, Upstate Thoughts

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, Upstate Thoughts, News You Can Use

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, Innovation, Upstate Thoughts, News You Can Use, CU-ICAR

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.

TOPICS: Upstate Thoughts, News You Can Use

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, Upstate Thoughts, News You Can Use

Why the Upstate Needs a World Affairs Council

September 19, 2016

Business in the Upstate has been globally influenced as far back as the 1700s, but now it’s more important than ever that global connection and competitiveness are top of mind.

TOPICS: News You Can Use, Upstate Thoughts

Ready and Retooling for an Aerospace Boom

September 14, 2016

As aerospace manufacturing moves south and our state works to recruit those companies, the Upstate’s existing bounty of manufacturing facilities and machine shops could become part of a hungry supply chain.

TOPICS: Upstate Thoughts