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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, News You Can Use, Upstate Thoughts

euphoria’s in the air

September 20, 2017

The food, wine and music festival exists to educate, entice, enlighten and entertain.

TOPICS: Business Recruitment, Celebrations, Quality of Life, Upstate Thoughts

International Voices of the Upstate

March 17, 2017

In recognition of Upstate International Month, several members of the Upstate’s international community shared their stories and reflections on transitioning to life in South Carolina.

TOPICS: International, Manufacturing, Upstate Thoughts

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