Construction begins on Greenville’s $30M Aloft hotel

The city of Greenville’s design review board approved plans in October for Aloft Hotel, which will cost around $30 million including construction of the parking lot below it. (Rendering provided)Construction firm Brasfield & Gorrie began construction on the 144-room Aloft Hotel and the 470-space city parking garage below it. The hotel and garage will be adjacent to mixed-use development Project One and will have access to retail space on Laurens Street, which will be Greenville’s first dedicated pedestrian street. 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:

  • Show Me The Money! --  Twelve of the state's 40 fastest growing companies are from the Upstate.  All were honored and three execs talked about how they did it. (December 4th, 2013)

  • A Chat With the Mayor - Greenville Mayor Knox White discussed a variety of developmental topics.  Click to see five video clips.  (February 20th, 2014) 
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St. Francis ditches plan for new hospital

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System’s sale of Millennium Campus property to apartment developers has replaced plans to build another hospital there. A St. Francis statement said the changing health care landscape, including a glut of hospital beds in the Upstate, is the reason. Read More...

State asks Supreme Court to reconsider ruling on oversight of hospital expansion

Medical providers will have to wait a while longer to find out if Gov. Nikki Haley’s administration will restart the state Certificate of Need program that regulates construction of health care facilities and major equipment purchases. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has decided it will ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider its 4-1 ruling that the state must operate the program. Read More...

Palmetto Bancshares posts quarterly gains

Greenville-based holding company Palmetto Bancshares Inc. reported first quarter net income increases over the previous quarter but decreases year over year. The company reported continued improvements in the credit quality of its portfolio.  Read More...

Pacolet-Milliken plans mixed-use development in Clemson

Pacolet-Milliken Enterprises Inc. has agreed with the city of Clemson to jointly develop a master plan for 180 acres the investment company owns along U.S. Highway 76 in Clemson. The tract is between the Milliken Finishing Plant and Old Stone Church Road. Read More...


GSA poll: Cabela’s leads Bass Pro Shop

Respondents to this week’s GSA Daily poll reported Cabela’s as the top destination for outdoor gear and apparel. Bass Pro Shops finished third in the poll, which asked readers what outdoors retailer they would patronize if location was not a factor.  Read More...

Erwin Penland co-founders give $1M to Clemson

Clemson University advertising and communications students will benefit from scholarships, added faculty and classroom space funded with gifts from the co-founders of the Greenville-based Erwin Penland advertising firm.  Read More...