That study, conducted by the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, found GADC contributes a total of $6 billion per year and is at least partially responsible for about a fourth of the county's employment base.
Speaking at a Greenwood Chamber of Commerce event on April 6, the CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond rattled off a number of factors he couched as generally positive for the economy, with a caveat.
The plan to place a moratorium on certain types of new development in the city is all but dead in the water. But in a compromise promised to come at the end of April, limitations of some sort will emerge.
When Stephanie Warren moved to South Carolina in 2017, she sought a better life and a fresh start for herself and her eight-year-old daughter
Two councilmen say a proposed subdivision would make the surrounding area unaffordable for current residents. The issue may test the boundaries of some longtime unwritten council norms.
The six-floor, 67-room boutique hotel near Clemson's campus will open in April 2022. The founders are on a mission to employ as many adults with intellectual disabilities as possible and to maintain a four-diamond standard.
Greenville developer Phil Hughes called the project the culmination of 38 years of planning and work since he first bought land at the site about 10 miles south of Main Street.
The 3.1 acre site, including the portion on which the community center sits, is one of the most valuable and underdeveloped pieces of real estate on downtown Greenville's Main Street. Most of the acreage is owned by Allen Temple AME Church.
The 2021 BMW Charity Pro-Am announced April 5 it would introduce measures leading to "zero waste" sent to landfills. Also in this week's notes: Union Bleachery rezoning, Blockhouse Restaurant and Oyster Bar hits 40, and Tri-County Technical College freezes in-county tuition again.
Greenville-based The Write Way has machines that can produce up to 1,000 "handwritten" notes per day for businesses sending thank you letters, holiday cards and other personalized items.
Greenville County Council's Planning and Development Committee voted 3-2 on April 5 to move a repeal of controversial Article 3.1 to the full council.
A proposed state Senate resolution largely reiterates the Greenville Health Authority's duty to meet the healthcare needs of the Upstate, but it goes on to say Prisma must give qualifying doctors equal access to all GHA-owned resources.
The county came up with a plan for a new street near County Square, which would displace a neighborhood park. Residents said they didn't know about it until it was discussed publicly.
Two measures that, with some tinkering, could have legalized gambling in Georgia and opened the way for a major gambling resort on Lake Hartwell, remain in limbo as lawmakers recessed this week for the remainder of 2021.
The project includes 250 apartments, a parking garage and retail space on 3.1 acres that currently includes the West End Community Development Center.
The DC Blox economic investment announcement last year was the largest in Greenville County in five years. The facility along I-85 will eventually have up to 54,000 square feet of space for the data cabinets.
The governor signed an executive order to lure pharmaceutical and medical supplies companies to the state. The Department of Commerce will work on the effort with SCBio, a not-for-profit life sciences industry association.
Walt Lindsley, a retired Air Force brigadier general who joined Lockheed Martin in 2018, will become the Greenville site director and general manager on May 3.
The proposal was outlined in a broad-ranging, two-hour budget workshop on March 29 during which school administrators also asked for a 2 percent retroactive pay increase for all employees dating back to July 1.
Directly across Markley Street from Fluor Field, the 3.1-acre site is among the most high-profile and underdeveloped sites remaining in the city of Greenville. More than half of the site consists of parking lots.
The MetroConnects board approved a transfer agreement from Gantt special purpose district to take over sewer service. Costs will increase significantly on average for Gantt's 14,500 customers.
The potential economic impact of such a casino resort for northeast Georgia and South Carolina’s Upstate could be enormous with 2,000 to 3,000 permanent jobs envisioned on site and capital investment between $500 million and $1 billion.
The combination of a hot real estate market and pandemic-related social distancing has led to a surge in buyers doing the previously unthinkable: making an offer on a home without ever walking through the front door.
Clemson grads Chris Dyer and Thomas Mumford started Undergrads four years ago as a moving company powered by college students who needed a flexible job schedule. The business has expanded to 9 cities in 4 states.
Greenville County's planning commission held another marathon meeting March 24 on a night when traffic concerns once again drove the denial of a pair of housing projects.
Fibertex Nonwovens in Laurens County and First Quality Tissue in Anderson County are each adding new equipment and expanding production lines.
The first public notice that the proposal was on the table was Friday afternoon, March 19. About 2,800 acres would have been subject to the provisions of the proposed moratorium.
City Council pushed a vote on a moratorium to April 26. In the meantime, the city will reach out to neighborhood presidents, members of the comprehensive plan steering committee and the real estate community.
Synnex Corporation will merge with Tech Data to double in size, but will still hold the majority of shares in the newly formed company in the Upstate.
The company, which has its largest manufacturing plant in South Carolina's Upstate, said it hopes electrified cars will make up at least half of all annual sales by 2025.
The new Texas-based owner bills itself as specializing in "club turnaround opportunities" and positioning clubs to "become more relevant to a modern-day demographic."
At $60 million, Unity Park is one of the most-ambitious civic projects in Greenville's recent history. It's also an idea more than a century in the making.
The first flight from GSP was March 18 with nonstop service to Orlando. Nonstop service to Jacksonville begins March 19, and to Tampa on March 21.
Jerry Youkey, the founding dean of the USC School of Medicine in Greenville, is the first doctor to serve on the Greenville Health Authority board. His views promise to carry a lot of weight.
A rezoning application will open the way for members of the Ashmore family, known for decades across the Upstate for their road paving business, to update a 40-year-old yard waste recycling facility.
As currently envisioned, a proposed hotel at GSP airport could rise up to five stories without interfering with the nearby traffic-control tower, and would likely have 120 to 140 rooms.
A Greenville manufacturer plans to expand and add 700 jobs, while another company would build a facility along Perimeter Road near Fork Shoals Road.
Charlotte developers want to build 190 townhomes for rent near Patewood Road medical campuses, setting up a test of Greenville County's comprehensive plan, which calls for single-family homes in the area.
"The imports aren’t arriving as scheduled," said Rick Todd, president and CEO of the S.C. Trucking Association, which represents hundreds of trucking and logistics firms around the state. "This causes hardships for the importers, motor carriers, ultimately the customer and drives up transportation pricing."
The Five Forks bedroom community east of Greenville features three of the top 10 most affluent census tracts in South Carolina. But residents say traffic, the lack of parks and rapid development are ruining their quality of life.
Some residents are months behind on rent, electric and water bills. Others have lost jobs after they or a family member got COVID-19, or experienced a drop in income due to changing work or home situations.
Euphoria, a food, beverage and music festival, gives away between $15,000 and $25,000 each year to Upstate nonprofits that focus on food, education or serving children. At the end of April, euphoria is hosting its inaugural Spring Fest, similar to its annual fall event.
CBRE Group, Inc., the largest commercial real estate firm on this planet, in January ran an analysis of U.S. counties to determine "resilience." Greenville County scored high marks across the board.
Happy + Hale has moved out of Greenville and is focusing on its home market in North Carolina. Mediterranean eatery Parsley and Mint is moving into the former location at 600 S. Main St.
The massive site is owned by the state and needs clearance from the EPA before any development can take place. Enter Dean Warhaft, a Miami-based developer with a plan to pay for and expedite the cleanup of sections of the former factory.
Monday is International Women's Day. Here are four Upstate women leading the way on diversity, cybersecurity, clothes for underserved groups and veteran employment.
The modular construction market in the U.S. is estimated at $27.5 billion, according to Industry Analysts, Inc. It has been around for decades but is becoming more popular and could hit $130 billion by 2027 for new construction projects alone.
Bi-Lo was once a thriving supermarket chain in the Southeast, one that got its start in South Carolina's Upstate. This week on the podcast, a look back at the brand's rise and eventual decline.
Simpsonville's Planning Commission voted unanimously March 2 to annex three properties to make way for two new housing developments and the expansion of another.