Corner Pocket Taproom sold; buyers plan restaurant

The Corner Pocket Taproom has been sold and is about to become a restaurant. (Photo by Bill Poovey)The Corner Pocket Taproom, a downtown watering hole and pool hall for five decades, has been sold and is about to become a restaurant. Todd Justice said he and his three partners don’t have a formal name yet for their planned eatery but it won’t be pricey and it won’t be a sports bar. 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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S.C. leading index stays on upward trend

The state’s leading index of economic indicators finished August at 101.54, up 0.9 points from July’s numbers, the S.C. Commerce Department said. An index value of greater than 100 forecasts an improving economy for the next three to six months. Read More...

Pa. firm’s $15M Greenville expansion targets automotive, aerospace

Solar Atmospheres plans to better serve existing and potential automotive and aerospace customers with the construction of its first plant in the Southeast, which includes $15 million in investment and 11 area jobs for its fourth national commercial heat treatment facility. Read More...

Greenville firm raises $12.7M for real estate purchases

Greenville real estate investment and development firm Graycliff Capital Partners has expanded its S.C. portfolio with two Spartanburg acquisitions, two Charleston acquisitions and a Myrtle Beach development. The company raised a combined $12.7 million across its various funds. Read More...

Upstate manufacturers to benefit from apprenticeship grant

A $250,000 grant given to the state’s Apprenticeship Carolina program will be used by Tri-County Technical College to increase on-the-job-training opportunities in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties. Manufacturers can apply for up to $25,000 to offset related training costs. Read More...


GHS budget adds 500 jobs, keeps same room rates

Greenville Health System trustees have approved a $2 billion budget that creates more than 500 jobs, provides $108 million for capital projects and equipment, and again keeps room rates the same. Most of the planned hires will be nurses, physicians, midlevel providers and other clinical and support staff. Read More...

South State Bank moves up in rankings

South State Bank’s rise to the No. 5 spot was the result of the merger of SCBT of Columbia and First Federal of Charleston. TD Bank dropped to No. 6 in the rankings. Read More...