Automated pod cars on Greenville’s horizon

David Edwards, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport; Mike Lester, Taxi 2000; Fred Payne, Greenville County Economic Development Corp.; and Woodrow Willard, a commissioner with the S.C. Department of Transportation at today’s GSA Business Power Event. (Photo by Kim Davenport)Greenville could someday be home to a 22-mile automated pod car system that transports riders from one point to another without any stops in between. Greenville County is preparing for the second round of requests for proposals from companies interested in constructing the system. 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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King Automation expanding in Spartanburg County

King Automation is investing $4 million in a relocation from Greer to a new, larger, 80,000-square-foot facility in Roebuck. The industrial automation engineering company expects to add 80 jobs over the next five years. Read More...

Greenville Tech president responds to funding proposal

Trident Technical College President Mary Thornley said the formula used to distribute state money to schools in the S.C. Technical College System is not fair. She said Greenville Technical College received more money than it should have last year, but Greenville Tech President Keith Miller says the current formula serves students and organizations across the whole state, not just one part. Read More...

Pet plastics firm lands in Gaffney

Cherokee County is getting another business partner. Belgian-based Moderna Products announced it is locating its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Gaffney. The company specializes in creating, producing and distributing plastic products for pets; it plans to invest $6.5 million in a 116,000-square-foot facility and add 35 jobs over the next five years. Read More...

Greenville makes new appointments to Design Review Board

Greenville City Council has made appointments to the Design Review Board, which oversees exterior changes to buildings and structures in the central business district and preservation overlay districts. The addition of one member to the board, which is divided into urban and neighborhood panels, allows separate panel leaders.  Read More...


Trident Tech president Thornley pushing for new funding model for system

Mary Thornley, president of Trident Technical College, estimates the college was underfunded by 3.44% last year and by possibly $10 million over the past four years. She said the base funding model currently used by the S.C. Technical College System is not fair because it overfunds colleges like Greenville Tech and Aiken Tech while “starving” Trident Tech.  Read More...

S.C. hospitals make 2015 Most Wired list

Seven S.C. hospitals were among the Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems for 2015, according to this year’s HealthCare’s Most Wired survey. In the Upstate, AnMed Health, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Pelham Medical Center and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System made the cut. Read More...