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Jun 5, 2020

S.C. delegation advocates for rural broadband funding

South Carolina's congressional delegation exhorted U.S. House and Senate leadership in a letter to help expand affordable broadband access via future stimulus funding.

Jun 4, 2020

S.C. medical and business associations support liability protection legislation

The S.C. Manufacturers Alliance, S.C. Chamber of Commerce, S.C. Hospital Association, S.C. Medical Association and S.C. Retail Association commends recomendations for COVID-19 liability immunity legislation.

Jun 3, 2020

Spartanburg Chamber hires former city manager, superintendent as consultants

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce has hired former Greenville economic development director Nancy Whitworth and retired Spartanburg superintendent Russell Booker to serve as consultants.

Jun 3, 2020

Last rollback of business restrictions expected soon

Following the release of AccelerateSC's final report, Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette noted that the last business restrictions in deference to the coronavirus pandemic will be lifted soon, maybe even this week.

Jun 2, 2020

Greenville organizations call for new county commission, social justice

The Greenville Chamber, Urban League of the Upstate and United Way of Greenville County has called for a countywide commission to help eliminate racial barriers to justice and economic success.

May 28, 2020

Inman wastewater plant expands with USDA grant

The city of Inman will accept a $10.8 million loan and $2 million grant for wastewater plant expansion as the U.S. Department of Agriculture invests $281 million in water and wastewater infrastructure across the country.

May 28, 2020

S.C. Chamber PAC announces support for 17 candidates

The S.C Chamber PAC has inaugurated a new S.C. Election Center website platform and announced support for 17 candidates in the upcoming primaries.

May 27, 2020

Survey: April more optimistic than expected for Greenville businesses

Another survey launched by the Greenville Chamber, city of Greenville and Greenville Area Development Corp. charts an increase in optimism among business owners despite a 45% cut in gross income during April.

May 26, 2020

First Steps grant expands child care access in Spartanburg, Kershaw

South Carolina's First Steps program has awarded grants totaling $900,000 to convert public facilities into preschool learning centers to Spartanburg's Highland Community Partnership and the town of Kershaw Partnership.

May 22, 2020

F-16 production takes off at Greenville facility with finalized contracts

A little over a year since Greenville's Lockheed Martin Corp. facility welcomed its first production line, the aerospace manufacturer remains on track to introduce South Carolina's first F-16 Fighting Falcon within two years

May 20, 2020

Central, Anderson and Rock Hill receive $800,000 in EPA Grants

The cities of Anderson and Rock Hill and town of Central are set to receive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants totaling $749,338 for the cleanup and development of contaminated sites.

May 19, 2020

Greenville city budget passes reading, work continues at Unity Park

The city of Greenville's $101 million fiscal year 2021 budget was approved during a first reading and public hearing Monday night without any increases on taxes or fees.