Road Warriors ink 5-year lease with Wellness Arena

Greenville Road Warriors owner Fred Festa announces the team’s five-year lease agreement with Bon Secours Wellness Arena. (Photo by Bill Poovey)The Greenville Road Warriors have signed a new five-year lease with Bon Secours Wellness Arena, and the owner said they are working to add sponsors and expand the fan base of the hockey franchise. Fred Festa, chairman and CEO of W.R. Grace and Co., said that with team spending “we bring about $5 million to $5.5 million a year to the community.” 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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Clemson University opening commercial kitchen for farmers on Johns Island

The 400-square-foot kitchen will allow farmers to preserve produce at little cost. (Photo/Clemson University)Lowcountry farmers will soon have access to a new commercial kitchen on Johns Island where they can package and preserve produce before selling it to schools and restaurants. Farmers will also take part in a 10-week business planning course at “Crop Stop,” which was designed by Clemson University architecture students.  Read More...

Wolf Pest Control of S.C. bought by Florida firm

Wolf Pest Control of South Carolina, which operates in all three big S.C. metros, has been purchased by Massey Services of Orlando, Fla. Massey provides services in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas, and the purchase marks their entry into South Carolina. Read More...

Some S.C. residents receiving tax refunds by mail to combat fraud

The state Department of Revenue said some returns will not be sent electronically because  of detected fraud and as an attempt to prevent future fraud. Those receiving paper checks are part of a targeted group flagged as possibly containing fraudulent refunds, though it does not necessarily mean the person’s identity has been stolen. Read More...

Greenville County seeks bids on automated transport network

A rapid transit system innovator seeking a contract with Greenville County to privately develop and operate an automated system said today that he has investors ready to go. Mike Lester, CEO of Minnesota-based Taxi 2000, said his company has the “most robust and advanced technology” of anyone in the business. Read More...


Preston gets order from judge over Ponzi scheme money

A federal judge overseeing an effort to recover some of the $57 million lost by investors in an Upstate Ponzi scheme has set a March 17 deadline for former Anderson County Administrator Joey Preston to show why he should not repay $1.2 million. Failing to comply could include contempt penalties for Preston, who is now Bamberg County administrator. Read More...

Smart grid on agenda at Clemson

Business executives, energy professionals and researchers representing 19 countries are slated to discuss smart-grid technology during Clemson University’s 14th Power Systems Conference set March 10-13. David Ortiz, deputy assistant secretary in the Department of Energy, is among scheduled speakers. Read More...