Anderson developer readies next project downtown

Steve Kay at the demolition site of this next project in downtown Anderson. (Photo by Bill Poovey)After 10 years of heading up commercial and residential restoration ventures in Anderson’s aging downtown, engineer Steve Kay is back at it. This time he is clearing the way for a mixed-use development that will surround a courtyard. 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:

  •  Is It Beer Thirty Yet? - Owners of the Upstate's five craft breweries discussed their industry.  A rep from Stone Brewery was on the panel.  (June 26th, 2014)

  • Economic Prosperity - Key economic developers from the Upstate gathered to discuss their progress in getting outside companies to locate here.  (August 7th, 2014)

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Executive placement firm to open 1st S.C. office downtown

Florida-based executive placement firm Webber Kerr Associates LLC will open its third national office and first Carolinas office in downtown Greenville in fall. The firm specializes in placing CEOs, COOs and other executives within the engineering, manufacturing and energy industries. Read More...

GSA readers: Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank

The majority of respondents to this week’s reader poll support reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, which provides financing and other support for U.S. companies to export. The bank will expire next month if not reauthorized by Congress. Read More...

GHS plans renovations at Greenville Memorial and Marshall Pickens

Greenville Health System is requesting construction management proposals for the renovation and expansion of Greenville Memorial Hospital’s intensive care unit and renovation of the Marshall I. Pickens Hospital, which provides behavioral health services. The deadline for proposals on both projects is Sept. 26. Read More...

GADC seeks data centers to diversify Upstate economy

Deloitte Consulting has deemed two Greenville County sites as “qualified for data center development” as a part of the Greenville Area Development Corp.’s efforts to further diversify the Upstate economy. Qualifying data centers are exempt from sales and use tax on computers, computer equipment and software. Read More...


Scio Diamond sets 1st shareholder meeting in 3 years

Greenville-based Scio Diamond Technology Corp. will hold its first shareholder meeting since it began operations at the Next Innovation Center in 2012. The backdrop for the Oct. 29 meeting includes a recent investor-led shakeup of the struggling company’s board, Scio defaulting on a $1.5 million debt and a Securities and Exchange Commission subpoena for company records. Read More...

S.C. median home sales price gain beats national average

Nationwide, sales of single-family homes, condos and townhomes were down 3% from the previous month and 12% year on year, a greater decrease than in South Carolina, where sales were down 2.45% and 11.54% respectively. Median sales prices in the state rose 5% from June to $150,000, with an average distressed home discount rate of 41%.  Read More...