Clemson’s APT Program extends roots

Geneticist Stephen Kresovich, director of the Advanced Plant Technology Program, surveys sorghum grown at the Pee Dee REC near Florence. (Photo provided)A Clemson University program in a plan to boost the economic impact of agribusiness in South Carolina to $50 billion by 2020 is networking scientific specialties for crop production. A diverse cluster of 89 sectors that includes agriculture and forestry, agribusiness accounted for $41.7 billion in economic impact in 2013. Read More...

GSA Business Report's Power Event Series focuses on topics of interest to the Upstate business community. Watch our series video clips from our most recent events:

  • Upstate's Most Influential Leaders - At our December event, Charles Weathers provided an inspiring keynote address which was followed by a countdown of the Top 20 Most Influential Leaders.   (December 3rd, 2015)

  • Downtown Greenville Still Booming! - Panelists at our October event described changes to downtown Greenville's landscape, including the impending transformation of The Greenville News site and the opening of the ALOFT Hotel.  Greenville's Deputy City Manager provided insights on future growth.   (October 22, 2015)

Solarize tour rescheduled for Feb. 20

Inclement weather forced the postponement of the first Solarize South Carolina tour in the Upstate, but officials have rescheduled the event aimed at showcasing the use of solar. The tour was initially slated in conjunction with the kickoff of Solarize Greenville in January. Read More...

GreerMade initiative to promote local companies, products

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has launched GreerMade, a program aimed at promoting local companies and products to the next-generation workforce. The program is designed to provide certified companies with access to future employees through workshops, training and in-school visits. Organizers say GreerMade will show students alternative career opportunities available in the community. Read More...

GrandSouth completes capital raise

Greenville-based GrandSouth Bancorp. hopes to use money generated as part of its recent capital raise to potentially expand. The company, parent to GrandSouth Bank, recently completed a $12 million capital raise that, officials with the bank said, can help grow the operation in the Upstate and possibly beyond. Read More...

Poll: Readers say economy top issue this election

The economy, employment and jobs and health care were the top-three business issues for readers this election year. Conversely, gas prices, wealth and income distribution, and government regulation of banks and Wall Street were least important to readers. A slim majority of readers saw the 2016 S.C. presidential primary as having no effect on business conditions. Read More...


State goes to court to keep MOX project on track

AGWilson-HeadshotS.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Tuesday he filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to “require the federal government to obey the law.” The suit was filed after President Barack Obama submitted budget documents proposing to terminate the MOX project at Savannah River site in 2017. Read More...

S.C.’s median home price highest in more than a decade, Realtors group says

The median price of homes sold in South Carolina last year increased 6.2% from 2014, to about $172,000, according to a year-end market report from the S.C. Association of Realtors. In the Charleston Trident area, 16,237 homes were sold last year at a median price of $229,000. Those homes were on the market for an average of 62 days.  Read More...