S.C. craft beer community welcomes competition

Formerly a Growler Station employee, Jon Richards has purchased the West End craft beer store and renamed it Big Jon’s Beer Central Station. (Photo by Bill Poovey)South Carolina’s craft beer landscape includes 20 breweries and 14 brewpubs, and more are in the works. Jon Richards, employee turned owner of Greenville’s Growler Station, says there’s plenty of room for competitors in this sudsy landscape, and he’s not the only one. 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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Anderson County hopeful about spec building commitment

Anderson County’s planned spec building at a business park near Interstate 85 is attracting prospects, and Economic Development Director Burriss Nelson said there may already be a commitment. He also said the 50,000-square-foot building will likely have more expansion space than originally discussed. Read More...

Readers split over volume of construction in Greenville

Respondents to this week’s GSA Business poll diverged in their opinions about the construction going on in Greenville. Collectively, readers who felt there was not enough construction or that the volume was just right formed a majority, though others did raise concerns about infrastructure and maintaining quality of life. Read More...

Haley rips House plan to borrow $500M

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Instead of floating a bond to pay for needs such as workforce training and economic development, Gov. Nikki Haley says those projects should be paid through the $280 million extra revenues the state will collect this year. Read More...

Food, beverage firm plans to add 147 jobs in Anderson County

An international food and beverage company plans to build a regional headquarters and distribution facility in Anderson County. County Council members Tuesday gave preliminary approval to incentives for the $13.2 million project identified publicly as “Project Upstate.” Read More...


DHEC board regroups, launches national search for director

The board’s decision is a sharp reversal from the approach it took in replacing Catherine Templeton, who was picked from a pool of 250 applicants. Templeton’s likely successor, Eleanor Kitzman, was recommended to the board by Gov. Nikki Haley. Kitzman pulled out of the running on Sunday after a bruising round of questioning by a Senate confirmation panel. Read More...

Knights Apparel in Spartanburg agrees to be acquired by Hanesbrands

Knights Apparel, which designs and supplies licensed collegiate apparel mostly for retailers, has agreed to be acquired by Hanesbrands Inc. A statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows the “all-cash transaction values Knights at approximately $200 million on an enterprise value basis.” Read More...