Iron Yard moves downtown, plans hiring

Iron Yard Chief Marketing Officer Eric Dodds, standing, and Creative Director Nathan Spainhour. (Photo by Bill Poovey)Moving into a bigger space in downtown Greenville has The Iron Yard looking to invite the public in more often and restart free classes for children and teens. Iron Yard Chief Marketing Officer Eric Dodds said its new 12,000-square-foot space has put the software code school and business development program where it needs to be. 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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Commission reschedules Uber hearing; legislators file bill outlining rules

The Public Service Commission has rescheduled for Feb. 23 the hearing it previously canceled, but Uber is not as interested now that several S.C. legislators introduced a bill last week that outlines a set of rules to allow app-based transportation services such as Uber to operate in the state.  Read More...

Readers see U.S. businesses unprepared for cyberattack

Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week’s reader poll feel American businesses are not prepared for major cyberattacks. Additionally, half the people polled said they take workplace cybersecurity very seriously, but less than a third felt very confident in their company’s cybersecurity. Read More...

Rite Aid shifting 600 jobs to Spartanburg County facility

Rite Aid Corp. plans to build a 900,000-square-foot distribution center that will open in March 2016. The $90 million project is part of a company consolidation move that is shutting down distribution operations in Charlotte; Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and Poca, W.Va. Read More...

Ponzi receiver seeks $1.2M from ex-Anderson County administrator

The court-appointed receiver in an Upstate Ponzi scheme that duped hundreds of investors is seeking a $1.2 million repayment from former Anderson County Administrator Joey Preston. A court petition trying to recover money in the Atlantic Bullion and Coin Inc. case gives Preston 30 days to say why he shouldn’t repay “ill-gotten monies.” Read More...


ADC Engineering Inc. opens 3rd S.C. office in Greenville

ADC Engineering Inc. is opening its third S.C. office to serve its growing Upstate client base, a company statement said. ADC has locations in Charleston and Columbia. Read More...

S.C. construction business gains 1,100 jobs in December

The underlying jobs trend in the industry is positive, with construction employment expanding at more than double the rate for total nonfarm payroll jobs, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. Read More...