Diverse projects transforming Anderson’s downtown

Bleckley Station Developer Steve Kay (right), with the project superintendent, Jerry Peacock of Sutherland Constructors Inc. (Photo by Bill Poovey)A Sutherland Constructors Inc. crew is working on a planned Bleckley Station banquet-wedding center on South Main Street, while Moats Construction Co. is finishing up a public “pocket park” on Church Street. Moats is also among contractors demolishing former department store buildings beside 3-year-old Carolina Wren Park. 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:


  • 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) 
  • Automotive Innovation in the Upstate - Panelists at our February event discussed big changes coming to the automotive industry and the potential for the Upstate to serve as an automotive R&D center.   (February 24, 2016)

Synalloy to invest $2.5 million in Fountain Inn facility

In order to bolster its specialty chemicals business, Synalloy Corp. announced plans to invest an additional $2.5 million in a Laurens County facility between now and 2021. The additional investment will be used to expand CRI Tolling, a company Synalloy purchased in 2013 to expand its specialty chemical production business. Read More...

Duke Energy’s Site Readiness Program has five new locations

Duke Energy has selected five South Carolina properties for participation in this year’s Site Readiness Program to prepare the properties for industrial development. Three of the properties are in the Upstate in Cherokee, Laurens and Greenville counties. The other two are in York and Darlington counties. Read More...

Spartanburg County schools get Healthy Schools grants

The Mary Black Foundation has selected nine schools in Spartanburg County to participate in a four-year Healthy Schools Initiative, which was created to encourage and support healthy eating and physical activity for students, faculty, staff and families, according to a press release from the foundation. Read More...

Nason Co.’s $2.5M investment to add 26 jobs in Walhalla

Nason Co. is expanding its operations in Oconee County. The expansion will result in $2.5 million of capital investment and the addition of 26 jobs, according to a statement from the S.C. Department of Commerce. Nason manufactures electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic components. Read More...


Upstate Under Construction: Q1 2016

CH2M Hill's regional headquarters. (Photo on file)This iteration of Upstate Under Construction covers an eclectic mix of projects, including a new home base for an Upstate engineering firm and a new YMCA for Powdersville in Anderson County. The next edition is scheduled to be published in our July 25 issue. Read More...

Senate’s override of farm bill veto makes measure law and sends a statement

Soybeans, hay and sorghum. (File photo)Senators spoke about need to stand with S.C. farmers before voting 39-3 to override Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of a bill allocating $40 million in aid to those who lost crops in October flooding. Wednesday’s vote, a day after the House voted 112-2 to override the veto, sets in motion a process that will administer up to $100,000 in grants to eligible farmers. Read More...