Deep Orange 5 geared for ‘hard-to-capture segment’

The Deep Orange program provides students experience in vehicle design, development, prototyping and production planning. (Photo provided)Deep Orange 5, the fifth-generation concept vehicle designed and built by students at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, has been unveiled in Detroit. The vehicle sponsored by GM allows social networking and mobility to go hand in hand. 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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Readers not on board with mobile pay

More than a quarter of respondents to this week’s GSA Daily reader poll said their businesses would be affected by mobile payment services, such as Apple Pay or Google Wallet. Mobile pay allows users to make debit or credit card purchases by holding their mobile devices over an electronic reader. A majority of readers said they didn’t trust the technology for their personal use, citing increased vulnerability to fraud, among other things. Read More...

Trade group recognizes 5 Michelin plants in S.C. for worker health, safety

Michelin North America’s Greenville Tweel and Starr-Anderson plants received excellence awards today from the Rubber Manufacturers Association, while another Greenville site and two facilities in Lexington received improvement awards.  Read More...

S.C. lands $4M grant to fund job training for at-risk youth

The S.C. Job Challenge program, which is run by the S.C. Military Department, aims to provide high school dropouts with juvenile records a second chance by acquiring job skills, work experience and a GED diploma. Read More...

South State to acquire 13 branches from Bank of America

A dozen of the offices will be in South Carolina and another in Georgia. South State anticipates assuming approximately $580 million in deposits and purchasing approximately $3 million in loans from the acquisition. Read More...


Boeing CEO says he prefers ‘direct relationship with employees’

Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerneyBoeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney said he is very happy with the company’s relationship with its North Charleston employees and that Boeing South Carolina is progressing well. He said that while the company prefers to have a direct relationship with its employees, it works with employees at both unionized and nonunionized facilities.  Read More...

The Cliffs buys Spinks building in Mountain Park Village at Traveler’s Rest

The Cliffs has purchased the Spinks Building in the Mountain Park Village at Travelers Rest to use as a sales and welcome center. The seller, the Gary Player Group, has leased office space from the buyer at 22 S. Main St. in Greenville. Read More...