Career Pathways puts high schoolers on job fast track

Rick Murphy of the S.C. Department of Commerce (right) speaks at the S.C. Education Business Summit, along with Robbie Tweito (left) of the state Education Department and Tammy Brock of Tri-County Technical College. (Photo by Bill Poovey) A state-funded program that provides high school students with early access to technical college training for high-paying jobs is growing in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties. Tammy Brock describes the Career Pathways program that she oversees at Tri-County Technical College as “phenomenal.” Read More...

The GSA Business Power Event Series focuses on topics of interest to the Upstate business community. Each event is a moderated panel discussion with panelists and audience members. Video clips from recent events:


  • Economic Prosperity - Key economic developers from the Upstate gathered to discuss their progress in getting outside companies to locate here.  (August 7th, 2014)

  • Taking Flight - Aerospace executives discussed one of the fastest growing industries in South Carolina.  (October 9th, 2014)

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GHS named a top workplace for women and diverse managers

Diversity MBA Magazine has named Greenville Health System as one of the top 50 companies for women and diverse managers to work. The magazine also honored GHS with a best in class award as one of the top 10 companies for accountability and board diversity. Read More...

$7B state budget to fund roads, body cameras, employee bonuses

The plan provides $3.4 million in the Department of Public Safety budget, which includes $2.4 million base funding and $1 million one-time funding for 2,000 body cameras for police officers. The supplemental appropriations bill includes $216.3 million in one-time money for county transportation committees to be spent on state secondary roads. Read More...

Court ruling upholds health insurance subsidies for 150,000 South Carolinians

The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that 154,221 South Carolinians received tax credit subsidies to pay for their health insurance. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling is a win for business because workers who have health insurance usually are healthier and more productive, says the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce. Read More...

The Iron Yard expands network of code schools to London

The Iron Yard has gone global, extending to London a footprint that has grown to 14 markets across the United States in two years. The Greenville-based firm’s three-month and part-time programs teach skills for the web design industry, including mobile engineering, front-end engineering, back-end engineering and data science. Classes in London start July 13. Read More...


National Guard picks manager for $30M construction projects

The S.C. National Guard has selected Hendrick Construction Inc. to be construction manager for the $18 million Greenville Readiness Center and the $12 million Field Maintenance Shop. Both will be located across from the Greenville Armory and are expected to be complete by the end of 2016. Read More...

Haley’s signature gives Uber green light

Uber and other transportation network companies can now legally operate in South Carolina after Gov. Nikki Haley signed the bill into law last week. The law requires such companies to obtain a permit to operate, and their drivers must undergo background checks.  Read More...