Spartanburg lands mega-Bass Pro Shop

David Britt (left), Economic Development Committee of Spartanburg, with Mike Dunham, who will manage the 120,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shop coming to Spartanburg County.Bass Pro Shops will complete a 120,000-square-foot mega-store to be the anchor tenant for a 75-acre mixed-use development space in Spartanburg County. The decision is seven years in the making and was made without any special tax incentive agreements with the county.  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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Scio shareholders seek takeover support

Disgruntled shareholders of Greenville’s Scio Diamond Technology Corp. have asked fellow stockholders to replace the company’s board with the co-owner of the Greenville Drive baseball team, the founding partner of the Ogletree Deakins law firm and other executives.  Read More...

Poll: Laurens Road an alternative to Woodruff traffic

Respondents to a GSA Daily survey want the redevelopment on Laurens Road to include a mix of big-box stores, like Walmart or Target, along with specialty shops and high-end dining as an alternative to shopping on nearby Woodruff Road. Read More...

Homes underwater in S.C. come in below national average

Roughly 9.1 million U.S. residential properties, representing 17% of all properties with a mortgage, were seriously underwater during the first quarter of 2014, according to a report from RealtyTrac. In South Carolina, 94,540 properties, or 13%, were underwater, the report said. Read More...

BMW growth spurring supplier leases in the Upstate

BMW tier-one supplier Borgers USA has signed a new lease in Duncan and is among at least four manufacturers that have signed new leases in the first quarter in the Upstate, according to CoStar Group Inc. The automaker’s expansions in Greer are expected to continue spurring lease activity. Read More...


Ameris Bank to open branch in downtown Greenville’s Landmark Building

CharpiaAmeris Bank is opening a branch in downtown Greenville’s Landmark Building at 301 N. Main St. The bank will have eight employees. The subsidiary of Ameris Bancorp of Moultrie, Ga., also has a branch on Woodruff Road. Read More...

Clemson researchers work on future of nation’s electrical grid

With the help of power company money, Clemson University professors are helping develop smart grid technologies. Keith Corzine is working on securing the nation’s flow of electricity, a challenge he says was underscored in April 2013, when gunmen attacked a Silicon Valley substation. Read More...