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#YeahTHATAgenda: New Haywood Subdivision, Top Workplaces, BMW Profit Plummets, Boeing's Achilles' Heel, New Fluor Field Chef, The $2M Drug

May 07, 2019 01:14PM ● By Chris Haire

Plans have been submitted for a proposed 6.7 acre, four-lot site called Watson Estates at the corner of Haywood and Pelham roads, across from the proposed Beacon Hill multi-family site. The four lots at Watson Estates range from 1.54 acres to 1.91 acres. The homes will not face Haywood and Pelham; instead they'll face a yet-to-be-named alley. 

The developer of Watson Estates is Courageous Estate Enterprises LLC,

The proposed Beacon Hill site would feature multi-family and senior housing, as well as a Spinx. The project has been met with some resistance from City Council because of traffic concerns at the busy intersection, according to a Greenville News report.


The City of Greenville is about to embark on a project to renovate parking garages in downtown and they've just opened up the bidding process. 
On Monday, the city posted a notice announcing they were accepting bids to renovate seven downtown garages, a project that is scheduled to take 150 days to complete. 

The affected garages include: Church Street, Liberty Square, North Laurens, Richardson, River Street, Riverplace, and Spring Street. The work will include repairing cracks, replacing joint sealants, painting, waterproofing, and repairing stairways, with renovations potentially running 24-hours-a-day at some locations. 

The deadline to submit a bid is June 6 at 2 p.m.


We are pleased to announce the arrival of the 2019 Top Workplaces issue. This year, our Large Company category features five winners, while our Small Company category features 25 winners, 10 more than in 2018. The Top 3 winners in each of the above categories are also spotlighted. Beyond that, we are pleased to announce our Special Awards winners, a wide-ranging catch-all covering such categories as Managers, Doers, Clued-in Management, and Work/Life Flexibility. To see who won, go here.

Boeing SC lets mechanics inspect their own work, leading to repeated mistakes, workers say (Post and Courier)

Opinion: Transparency Is Boeing’s Achilles Heel (Aviation Week)

Greenville's baseball park has hired a full-time executive chef and he is adding his flair (Greenville News)

As Fluor Numbers Tumble, New Leadership Faces Challenges (Engineering News-Record)

BMW Profit Hit by Anti-Trust Case, Spending on Technology (Manufacturing.Net)

Former SC Attorney General Condon out as Santee Cooper board chairman (The State)

Myrtle Beach wants a judge to make Horry County stop collecting, using hospitality taxes (Sun News)

When it comes to power in the workplace, 30 is the new 50 (Fast Company)

Program to Relieve Student Debt Proves Unforgiving (WSJ)

FDA clears first AI-powered mobile app to catch heart murmurs (Fierce Biotech)

A $2M drug is making its way to the US market (Becker's Hospital Review)

Walmart is testing a new employee structure with fewer in-store managers who will be paid more  (Business Insider)

Robots and Lasers Are Bringing Shipbuilding into the Digital Age (Defense One)

Why Top Scientists Are Pretending an Asteroid is Headed for Earth (Wired)Anderson University’s College Of Business Completes Humanitarian Logistics Project

Best & Brightest 35 and Under
Kate Patterson
Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office | Assistant Solicitor
Age 35

Having grown up in Greenville, when I left home to attend Duke University, my 18-year-old self was sure that I would never return. In my mind, I was off to bigger, more exciting places and things. 

For 12 years, I stayed true to that mindset. I graduated from Duke and went on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to the University of Hong Kong, where I received my master’s in international affairs. After that, it was back to Duke for law school and then to Manhattan to work at a Wall Street law firm. I clerked for judges in Charlotte and Miami. 

I had a fantastic time living in different places and meeting different people, but with time came different perspectives, wisdoms, and priorities. The draw back to Greenville and to a community and family I love was strong. 

I am now an assistant solicitor for Greenville County. My work at the Solicitor’s Office focuses primarily on child victims, which fills me with passion as a lawyer and a mother. I am thrilled to be back and part of the vibrant, growing Greenville community, both as a Greenville County employee and as an active member of the community through the United Way of Greenville County, the YMCA, the Junior League, and Westminster Presbyterian Church.