Dollar Tree offered incentives on distribution center

Retailer Dollar Tree Inc. has been offered tax and infrastructure incentives to build a distribution center in Cherokee County, according to a development official. (Photo by Bill Poovey)Retailer Dollar Tree has been offered tax and infrastructure incentives to build “Project Evergreen,” a $125 million distribution center, in Cherokee County, the county’s development board director said today. Jim Cook said the Chesapeake, Va.-based company has “not accepted anything yet.” 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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Clemson athletics extends radio partnership, adds 4 frequencies

Learfield Sports’ Clemson Tiger Sports Properties and radio station WTPT 93.3 have signed a two-year extension to broadcast Clemson Tiger football. ESPN Upstate will broadcast Clemson men’s basketball and baseball on on 105.9 FM and 1330 AM in Greenville and 97.1 FM and 950 AM in Spartanburg. Read More...

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...


Oconee small-business fair scheduled

The Oconee County Small Business Resource Fair is scheduled for 4-7 p.m., July 28, at the Seneca Shaver Complex. The chambers of commerce for Oconee County, Walhalla and Westminster are collaborating to offer business services in one location during the fair. Read More...

Law seeks to spark rehabilitation of abandoned buildings

Abandoned buildings often result in unmarketability of property, high crime and an exodus of families and businesses, according to the law. The act seeks to encourage investment by expanding tax credits for rehabilitation and redevelopment projects. Read More...