BMW’s X5 Prepares to Take On the World as its 3rd Generation Begins Production Exclusively in SC

  Production of the third-generation BMW X5 officially began last week with the manufacture of dealer vehicles designed to generate excitement and sales in their regions. The first new BMW X5 is a Mineral White M50d (six-cylinder inline diesel engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology) featuring Exclusive Nappa Mocha leather interior and will be […]

Nik Wallenda’s Grand Canyon Walk Happened Because of SC

When Nik Wallenda made his historic cross over the Grand Canyon, he did it with South Carolina engineering beneath his feet. In fact, twice in the past two years Wallenda completed high-wire walks on two-inch-thick metal cables stabilized with dampers made by Spartanburg-based AFL. For his most recent feat at the Grand Canyon, 20 dampers […]

Know What Restaurants are Keeping it Local? There’s an App for That.

In homes across the state, it’s not uncommon to hear: “Hey, Honey. Where do you want to go for supper tonight?” “I don’t know. Where do you want to go?” “I don’t know. Where do you want to go?” “I don’t care. Just pick something.” That discussion may have just gotten shorter thanks to the […]

FORE! SC to Become TaylorMade’s North American Golf Ball Manufacturing Headquarters

With the South Carolina weather beginning to warm and become ideal for the state that’s “First in Golf,” officials with TaylorMade Golf Company announced that they will establish a new state-of-the-art golf ball production facility in Pickens County with an investment of $13 million. “The opportunity to have a permanent home in Pickens County was […]

Upstate Alliance Receives Grant for Labor Market Analysis

The Upstate SC Alliance is pleased to announce the Duke Energy Foundation has awarded The Upstate South Carolina Educational Foundation a grant of $82,500 over four years. This grant will allow the Upstate SC Alliance to purchase a subscription to Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) for customizable labor market data for the region. This grant […]

Greenville to Lose Landmark at the End of March.

On March 31, The Clock, an old-school greasy spoon drive-in and a Greenville institution, will close its doors for the last time. Owner George Madeckas told the Upstate FOX affiliate that based on a recent rent increase, he cannot afford to operate the restaurant at its current location. With Bob Jones University resting in the […]

South Carolina’s Exports Reach Record Numbers in 2012

  Breaking ground on the new South Carolina Inland Port (SCIP) in Spartanburg County among 200 port users, stakeholders, community leaders, and elected officials, Governor Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, and the State Ports Authority announced today that the state’s 2012 exports totaled nearly $25.3 billion in goods sold to 197 countries […]

CRESCENT Taps Tiffany Linder as Director of Advertising and Sponsorship

  If there’s someone who needs to be a part of a magazine about South Carolina, who better than someone who eats, sleeps, and breathes South Carolina every day? Because Tiffany Linder fits the bill so well, she was recently named CRESCENT’s Director of Advertising and Sponsorship. A Clemson graduate with a B.A. in Business […]

Senator Tim Scott Tours BMW’s South Carolina Facility

Late last week, U.S. Senator Tim Scott made his first visit to BMW’s manufacturing facility in Upstate, South Carolina — meeting with the company’s management team, touring the plant, and reviewing BMW’s expansion plans for the 4.0 million square foot campus. The company is currently investing $900 million to add 1.6 million square feet of […]

Ready! Aim! Relocate!

  Embarking on his own economic development mission of sorts, South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC 3rd District) is encouraging  production relocation to the Palmetto State by one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturers. In a letter dated January 23 of this year, Congressman Duncan encouraged George Kollitides, the CEO of the parent company […]

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