Developers moving ahead with Camperdown offices

Rendering of office building at the planned mixed-use project on The Greenville News site. (Image provided)Developers planning to demolish The Greenville News complex and two adjacent Main Street buildings are seeking city approval of their design for a four-story office building, with revisions they will present Wednesday. The building is the first in the mixed-use project. 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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S.C. Index rebounds in February, points to more growth

February saw a 0.49-point gain to a value of 101.87, according to the S.C. Department of Commerce. A total value of more than 100 indicates the economy should continue to grow for the next three to six months. Read More...

Clemson program gives students first-hand look at health careers

Clemson University students have started shadowing Upstate doctors in a program that helps guide their decisions about pursuing jobs in health care. Starting enrollment was limited to 40 students, but the co-founders are looking to expand it in fall. Read More...

State makes early $75M payment to unemployment trust fund

With the payment, South Carolina’s loan balance has dropped to $120 million, which saves the state about $1.3 million in interest, the Department of Employment and Workforce said. The state is on track to pay off by summer the nearly $1 billion loan it needed to cover unemployment benefits during the Great Recession. Read More...

Cell service cost increase creates static

Some cellphone carriers are fighting a bill in the S.C. Senate that Sen. Luke Rankin argues will level the playing field between landline and cellphone companies.Some cellphone carriers are fighting a bill in the S.C. Senate that Sen. Luke Rankin argues will level the playing field between landline and cellphone companies. Rankin, R-Conway, co-sponsored Bill 277, also known as the State Telecom Equity in Funding Act, in January along with Sens. Thomas Alexander and Brad Hutto.  Read More...


O’Neal investing $5M to expand Greenville headquarters

O’Neal Inc., an engineering and construction company, is adding 60 jobs in an expansion of its headquarters operations in Greenville County. The 40-year-old company is expanding at 10 Falcon Crest Drive. Read More...

Spartanburg County homebuyers make smallest down payments

In Greenville County, the average down payment was 13.18%, or $18,159. Anderson County buyers paid an average of 10.58%, or $8,466. In Pickens County, the average down payment was 11.11%, or $12,779.

In Greenville County, buyers made average down payments of 13.18%, or $18,159, on their home loans last year. At 10.58%, Anderson County homebuyers paid about $8,466, and Pickens County buyers spent about $12,779 on their down payments, which equated to 11.11% of their home loans in 2014, according to a report from RealtyTrac. Read More...