Diverse projects transforming Anderson’s downtown

Bleckley Station Developer Steve Kay (right), with the project superintendent, Jerry Peacock of Sutherland Constructors Inc. (Photo by Bill Poovey)A Sutherland Constructors Inc. crew is working on a planned Bleckley Station banquet-wedding center on South Main Street, while Moats Construction Co. is finishing up a public “pocket park” on Church Street. Moats is also among contractors demolishing former department store buildings beside 3-year-old Carolina Wren Park. Read More...

GSA Business Report's Power Event Series focuses on topics of interest to the Upstate business community. Watch our series video clips from our most recent events:


  • Downtown Greenville Still Booming! - Panelists at our October event described changes to downtown Greenville's landscape, including the impending transformation of The Greenville News site and the opening of the ALOFT Hotel.  Greenville's Deputy City Manager provided insights on future growth.   (October 22, 2015) 
  • Automotive Innovation in the Upstate - Panelists at our February event discussed big changes coming to the automotive industry and the potential for the Upstate to serve as an automotive R&D center.   (February 24, 2016)

Nason Co.’s $2.5M investment to add 26 jobs in Walhalla

Nason Co. is expanding its operations in Oconee County. The expansion will result in $2.5 million of capital investment and the addition of 26 jobs, according to a statement from the S.C. Department of Commerce. Nason manufactures electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic components. Read More...

Report shows drop in cash sales of homes in Upstate

Cash sales accounted for 35.2% of total home sales in the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin area in February, according to a report from financial analytics firm CoreLogic. This is lower than the national rate of 35.7% and represents a drop of 4 percentage points from February 2015. Read More...

Greenwood Genetic Center gets grant for autism program

The Greenwood Genetic Center has received $200,000 from the S.C Department of Disabilities and Special Needs to fund the development of an autism treatment program. The grant will support the center’s work to develop a blood-based test that can distinguish children with autism from typically developing children. Read More...

GSP part of group of S.C. airports honored for diversity

The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is part of a statewide coalition of airports recognized by Upstate chambers of commerce for diversity leadership. The airports are being honored for their “Fly-In” events held to teach different business owners how to work with their airports. Read More...


Upstate Under Construction: Q1 2016

CH2M Hill's regional headquarters. (Photo on file)This iteration of Upstate Under Construction covers an eclectic mix of projects, including a new home base for an Upstate engineering firm and a new YMCA for Powdersville in Anderson County. The next edition is scheduled to be published in our July 25 issue. Read More...

Senate’s override of farm bill veto makes measure law and sends a statement

Soybeans, hay and sorghum. (File photo)Senators spoke about need to stand with S.C. farmers before voting 39-3 to override Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of a bill allocating $40 million in aid to those who lost crops in October flooding. Wednesday’s vote, a day after the House voted 112-2 to override the veto, sets in motion a process that will administer up to $100,000 in grants to eligible farmers. Read More...