S.C. craft beer community welcomes competition

Formerly a Growler Station employee, Jon Richards has purchased the West End craft beer store and renamed it Big Jon’s Beer Central Station. (Photo by Bill Poovey)South Carolina’s craft beer landscape includes 20 breweries and 14 brewpubs, and more are in the works. Jon Richards, employee turned owner of Greenville’s Growler Station, says there’s plenty of room for competitors in this sudsy landscape, and he’s not the only one. 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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Wolf Pest Control of S.C. bought by Florida firm

Wolf Pest Control of South Carolina, which operates in all three big S.C. metros, has been purchased by Massey Services of Orlando, Fla. Massey provides services in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas, and the purchase marks their entry into South Carolina. Read More...

Some S.C. residents receiving tax refunds by mail to combat fraud

The state Department of Revenue said some returns will not be sent electronically because  of detected fraud and as an attempt to prevent future fraud. Those receiving paper checks are part of a targeted group flagged as possibly containing fraudulent refunds, though it does not necessarily mean the person’s identity has been stolen. Read More...

Greenville County seeks bids on automated transport network

A rapid transit system innovator seeking a contract with Greenville County to privately develop and operate an automated system said today that he has investors ready to go. Mike Lester, CEO of Minnesota-based Taxi 2000, said his company has the “most robust and advanced technology” of anyone in the business. Read More...

Future of S.C. State worries small business, impacts recruiting

Orangeburg shop owners worry that even talk of shutting down S.C. State University could hurt their bottom lines.

Orangeburg shop owners worry that even talk of shutting down S.C. State University could hurt their bottom lines. Meanwhile, officials report uncertainty about the university’s future doesn’t help economic development efforts.  Read More...


Smart grid on agenda at Clemson

Business executives, energy professionals and researchers representing 19 countries are slated to discuss smart-grid technology during Clemson University’s 14th Power Systems Conference set March 10-13. David Ortiz, deputy assistant secretary in the Department of Energy, is among scheduled speakers. Read More...

ChartSpan receives $1.7M in 2nd round of funding

Developers of an app that allows consumers to download and manage their own health care records have raised $1.7 million, primarily from original investors. Operating at the Next Innovation Center, ChartSpan Medical Technologies launched the app last year. Read More...