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#YeahTHATAgenda: Greenville's Secret Weapon: Logistics, CBD oil shops expand, Jackson Marketing, BASF, News layoffs

Jan 28, 2019 09:51AM ● By Chris Haire
The automotive and aerospace industries get all the hype, but the logistics industry in South Carolina is quietly growing into one of the Palmetto State's biggest employers--and a certifiable Southeastern powerhouse.

While the Port of Charleston is the star of the logistics industry, in the Upstate the Inland Port in Greer continually exceeds expectations.

Case in point: the Greenville-Spartanburg area has seen an significant rise in hourly wages for workers in the transportation and warehousing biz (T&W), according a recent CBRE report, the U.S. Supply Chain Quandary: Finding enough workers for an expanding I&L sector.

The CBRE report notes that hourly T&W wages in Greenville-Spartanburg have increased 15% from 2013-2017, putting the area behind Central Valley, Calif. (17.5%), and Milwaukee, Wisc. (17%). Wages increased in GSP from $11.63 to $13.19 during those years.

Greenville-Spartanburg also added over 5,000 new T&W jobs over that same period, an increase of 31.6%. 

But while the cost of business in GSP is low, the labor supply is one of the smallest of any market in the report, an honor that can be intimated from the area's extremely low unemployment rate and its small percentage of young people. Simply put: There aren't enough bodies able for work.

SC, Savannah River Site needs to stay out of the nuclear weapons business (The State)

In surprise reversal, PSC rules SCE&G misled regulators about failing nuclear project (The State)

Charleston has one of the best hotels in the world, No. 1 in U.S., rankings say (Post and Courier)

Privacy wins in Six Flags fingerprint ruling (Wired)

The Wire
BASF Invests In Its Mauldin Operations

Jackson Acquires EMC Strategic Communications

1321 Lofts Announces Grand Opening

MUSC Ranks No. 13 On Forbes List Of America’s Best Employers For Diversity

New Anderson University Personalized License Plates Now Available From SCDMV

USC Upstate Will Host Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Feb. 5-9

50 Most Influential
Amy Doyle
City Council

Improving the quality of life for the citizens of Greenville has been Amy Doyle’s top priority and how she views public service. Doyle continues to be an advocate for a business-friendly environment for employers and employees. 

She has been able to collaborate with local businesses on one of the largest public investments outside of downtown for public improvement: the NorthPointe development and Wade Hampton Boulevard strategic plan. She continues to support local businesses and attract new ones to the community while investing in public infrastructure throughout the city. 

The city’s investment in 35 neighborhood parks and trails continues to be the main reason why families relocate to Greenville. The city crime rate has decreased while the city simultaneously restructured the entire police department and provided wage increases. As a mother of four, Doyle would like to continue to promote a family friendly environment for Greenville.​