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Apr 2, 2020

SBA district director prompts businesses to ready paycheck protection applications

The district director at the Columbia Small Business Administration office encourages small-business owners to ready Paycheck Protection Program applications before lenders' floodgates open Friday.

Apr 1, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program application to open Friday

The Small Business Administration released more information Tuesday on the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program targeting small business job retention.

Apr 1, 2020

Attorneys counsel businesses grappling with paid leave act

As the Families First Coronavirus Response Act goes into effect today, small-business owners scramble to clarify the implications, legal and otherwise, it has for their companies.

Mar 27, 2020

Small Business Chamber CEO calls for swift SBA loan allocation

Frank Knapp Jr., president and CEO of the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce, lauded the $2 trillion U.S. Senate relief bill in a recent statement, but said it is only the first step toward recovery from COVID-19 damage.

Mar 27, 2020

SBA offers expedited bridge loans for small business

The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer expedited Express Bridge loans to small businesses awaiting long-term financing options.

Mar 26, 2020

SBDC offers guidance amid confusion on small business loans

More than half of 1,500 respondents in a recent Goldman Sachs survey expect their small business to survive three months or less under current circumstances, yet more than 67% don't know how to access emergency funding.

Mar 5, 2020

Manufacturers and students connect at sustainability forum

Representatives from some of the Upstate's manufacturers will gather in Greenville on March 12 for a forum aimed at helping them reduce their energy use and costs, while increasing environmental sustainability.

Feb 5, 2020

Cherry Bekaert acquires data analytics firm

Cherry Bekaert LLP has purchased Icimo LLC, a data analytics and services firm, based in Raleigh, N.C. Icimo will operate as Icimo Analytics by Cherry Bekaert.

Jan 16, 2020

Economic developers bullish on Upstate

A new year and a new decade are underway, and economic development leaders across the Upstate expect the growth and progress from the 2010s to continue in 2020.

Dec 5, 2019

98 Ventures expands to Poe West with 150 new jobs

An executive management services company called 98 Ventures is making plans to expand operations in Greenville, creating 150 new jobs.

Nov 20, 2019

Mobile Communications America expands with acquisition

Mobile Communications America in Spartanburg, a provider of wireless communication solutions, has acquired Communications Service Center, a full-service wireless integrator in Greenville.

Nov 18, 2019

GSP CEO to keynote economic visionary event

Dave Edwards, president and CEO of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District, will be the keynote speaker at Spartanburg Community College's 2020 Economic Visionaries celebration on Thursday, March 12, at the Spartanburg Marriott.