Greenville Tech seeks bids to build $20M center

Greenville Tech’s planned Center for Manufacturing Innovation. (Rendering provided by LS3P Associates Ltd.)Greenville Technical College has requested bids for construction of its planned 100,000-square-foot advanced-technology training center on Millennium Boulevard. Bid closing is July 28 for the project that Greenville County Council supported with its approval of a $25 million bond issue. 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:

  •  Under Construction - Upstate developers discussed the status of a number of mixed-use projects.  Click to see several video clips. (April 2nd, 2014)

  •  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. Click to see video clips. (June 26th, 2014)

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NRC questions timeliness of Oconee Nuclear Station crack discovery

The safety significance of a weld crack at the Oconee Nuclear Station will be discussed when Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff meets with Duke Energy executives July 31 in Atlanta. The agency said the method used to check for cracks “did not provide acceptable coverage and did not identify the crack before it began leaking.” Read More...

World Acceptance net income dips 2.4% in Q1; investigation continues

Greenville-based lender World Acceptance Corp. CEO Sandy McLean said the company has not heard back from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is currently investigating the company for possible violations of consumer protection laws. McLean’s comments were made during the company’s first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings call. Read More...

Industrial market squeeze causes 40% drop in leasing activity

Lack of quality space in the Greenville-Spartanburg industrial market caused industrial leasing activity to drop 41% during the second quarter compared with the same period last year, according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield Thalhimer. Read More...

S.C. construction jobs fall in June

The Palmetto State had 80,700 construction jobs in June compared with 81,300 for May. However, in a year-over-year comparison, construction employment in June rose by 1,500 jobs, or 1.9%, compared with June 2013, the Associated General Contractors of America reported. Read More...


Government shutdown cuts into national park revenue

The government shutdown in October and scheduled closures related to Hurricane Sandy contributed to a 3.2% decline in total visitors to the country’s national parks. The six national parks in South Carolina experienced the same decrease in total recreation visits, having recorded $600,000 less in revenue and about 50,000 fewer visitors in 2013 than in 2012. Read More...

S.C. tops nation in jobless rate decrease

The Palmetto State’s unemployment rate was down 2.5 percentage points from the same month in 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Nevada was second with a decline of 2.3 percentage points and Illinois placed third with a drop of 2.1 percentage points. Read More...