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S.C. DEW Executive Director William Floyd said anyone looking for a job in the state can start with the SC Works website. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
Jul 23, 2024

Unemployment numbers rise in SC, but so does the number of workers

The number of unemployed people in the state is up by more than 20,000 since June of …

The Prisma Health reach continues to grow across the Upstate and Midlands, with 18 hospitals and 305 practice sites from the Upstate to the Midlands. (Photo/Prisma Health)
Jul 22, 2024

Prisma Health and UnitedHealthcare reach new multi-year agreement

Prisma Health is back in-network for UnitedHealthcare for a half-million South Carolina residents who have been out of network since January …

Over her 25-year career, Williams has led inclusive and innovative teams that have raised and managed more than $600 million. (Photo/The Liberty Fellowship)
Jul 19, 2024

Spartanburg-based statewide non-profit names new CEO

Over her 25-year career, Williams has led inclusive and innovative teams that have raised and managed more than $600 million.

A packed house is not always enough to save a popular restaurant. Paw’s Diner was a stalwart local restaurant for 26 years where Clemson and Seneca meet at Lake Hartwell. Locals and lake visitors enjoyed hand-made favorites like burgers, meatloaf, fried chicken and banana pudding. (Photo/C. Brandon Nixon Jr.)
Jul 8, 2024

CLOSED: The end of Seneca diner illustrates restaurant industry struggle

Although restaurant openings remain robust across the Palmetto State, the rising cost of operating caused nearly 2,100 restaurants to close in 2023.

Goodwill of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina invests money from its retail stores into creating education and job training opportunities at no cost to participants. (Photo/Goodwill)
Jul 5, 2024

Organizations agree to create film academy in Greenville

The new film school is intended to offer the training necessary for participants to pursue a career in the film and television industry.

Jul 5, 2024

South Carolina’s food safety responsibilities now in new hands

Legislation in 2023 eliminated DHEC and redistributed its programs among other agencies …

AESC, a global electric vehicle battery technology company, is expanding its state-of-the-art battery cell facility in Florence County. The $810 million investment will create 450 new jobs, according to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
Jul 3, 2024

USC battery research efforts boosted with $10M in federal funding

The funding will support the work of the forthcoming Carolina Institute for Battery Innovation at …

State-of-the art technology makes it possible for one health care worker to safely position a patient. (Photo/Prisma Health)
Jul 3, 2024

Prisma Health invests $41M in ‘smart beds’ from Greenville to Columbia

The new technology promises to improve the patient experience while making work conditions safer for hospital workers.

The Clemson location on Old Greenville Highway was the longtime home of My Garage. (Photo/Ross Norton)
Jul 1, 2024

National chain opens automotive repair business in Clemson

The second location for the company in the Upstate to open this year, joins a Simpsonville shop and 290 others …

Tuition mitigation funding from the state has enabled the university to leave in-state tuition unchanged for the fifth straight year. (Photo/Clemson University)
Jun 28, 2024

Clemson University trustees approve in-state tuition freeze

Undergraduate tuition will remain the same for in-state students while out-of-state students will see an increase of …

Kevine Landmesser has been interim president and CEO for the last year, but had been active in economic development for decades.
Jun 28, 2024

Greenville Area Development Corp. interim CEO announces retirement

He will serve as a senior adviser to assist with the transition to a new CEO …

The 45,000-square-foot future home of Safe Harbor will provide shelter for victims of domestic violence as well as a home for the organization’s services. (Rendering/M Peters Group)
Jun 26, 2024

Greenville non-profit’s new HQ facility receives $8M funding boost

A new construction project will provide a new facility that offers safety and services to victims of …