Posts for January, 2015

January 29, 2015

Charles Hard Townes, an industry pioneer who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of the laser, passed away early Tuesday morning. In honor of Dr. Townes, a native of Greenville, S.C., we would like to share the following biography courtesy of Dr. John Ballato, Clemson University’s Vice President for Economic Development, noted optical expert and professor of materials science and engineering:  

 
TOPICS: "News you can use"
January 28, 2015

Monday marked yet another milestone in the Upstate’s mission to provide the automotive, transportation, and other high-tech sectors with a highly-skilled workforce with the groundbreaking of the Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI), a $25 million collaboration between Clemson University and Greenville Technical College.

 
TOPICS: Celebrations, "Colleges & Universities", "Skilled Workforce"
January 21, 2015

2015 was another banner year in economic development for the Upstate region of South Carolina. Our 9 member counties gained $1.291 billion in capital investment, announced 76 total projects and created 6,471 new jobs.

 
TOPICS: Celebrations
January 21, 2015
Since its first flight in 1962, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) has earned a reputation as one of the finest airports in the country. GSP’s competitive airfare draws in more than 1.8 million passengers per year, who are served by six major airlines offering non-stop departures to 15 major cities and 18 different airports across the country.
TOPICS: "Upstate Thoughts"
January 16, 2015
More than 50 aviation and aerospace-related companies, including GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin, Michelin, Cytec, Carbures and more, call Upstate South Carolina home. With close proximity to major OEMs, such as the Boeing facility in Charleston, S.C., Gulfstream in Savannah, Ga., and Honda in North Carolina, the Upstate sits in the center of a growth hub for aerospace.
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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, "News you can use", "Rankings & Recognitions"
January 15, 2015

Having just celebrated the strongest year ever in terms of announced capital investment, the Upstate has no intention of slowing down. As demand in the Upstate market continues, both public and private entities are stepping up to make sure their communities have the right product to attract new and expanding industry. Included here is a partial list of available propertyin the Upstate market. 

 
TOPICS: "News you can use"
January 06, 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"
January 05, 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"
January 02, 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: Automotive, Celebrations, "News you can use", "Rankings & Recognitions"
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