Ex-Im Bank president, Sen. Graham visit Greenville

Export-Import Bank Chairman and President Fred Hochberg, from left, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Dirk Pieper and Chris Heard of Sage Automotive Interiors. (Photo by Ashley Boncimino)Politicians and S.C. businesspeople met Friday to voice support for the Export-Import Bank of the United States, which provides financing and other support for companies that export.  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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Prysmian discloses $8.2M price tag for Abbeville expansion

Energy and telecom cables producer Prysmian announced its investment of $8.2 million for the expansion of its Abbeville cable manufacturing facility. The expansion, slated for operation during the second half of 2015, will support an estimated 20 jobs. Read More...

Downtown open-air market, restrooms project on agenda

Artist rendering of the open-air market with restrooms planned for downtown Greenville. (Rendering provided by McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture)Greenville city officials are moving ahead with a planned downtown project that includes a covered, open-air market and a building with public restrooms on the dead-end North Laurens Street. Plans by McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture are on the city Design Review Board’s Oct. 2 agenda. Read More...

Uber subsidiary files for license, legality hearing postponed

A hearing that would have determined the legality of ride-sharing company Uber’s in South Carolina was postponed when an Uber subsidiary applied for a motor vehicle operator license. Uber has been operating in four S.C. cities since June, about the same time the S.C. Office of Regulatory Staff filed a petition to determine whether Uber is a legal passenger carrier in the state. Read More...

Readers against taxes funding football

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen signs autographs for fans at the team’s training camp in Spartanburg. (Photo provided by Ian Curcio, Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau)An overwhelming majority of respondents to this week’s reader poll oppose the use of taxpayer funds to support the Carolina Panthers training camp and other sports-related projects and programs. Read More...


Sandlapper venture plans $100M in assets by year’s end

Sandlapper Student Housing LLC, a joint venture between Greenville-based Sandlapper Capital Investments LLC and Houston-based Innovative Real Estate Cos., said it plans to have a four-property portfolio worth $100 million by the end of the year. The venture recently acquired its first property, a 184-unit apartment complex in Pensacola, Fla., for an undisclosed amount. Read More...

S.C. construction jobs fall 0.2% in August

The Arlington, Va.-based Associated General Contractors of America reported that construction payrolls in South Carolina shrank by 200 jobs to 80,900 workers in August compared with 81,100 in July. Read More...