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Exports Provide Big Boost to S.C. Economy

May 02, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

South Carolina is one of only 16 states to see an increase in export sales from 2015 to 2016. Last year the state ranked 15th in the country for total export sales, posting a record $31.3 billion in export sales in 2016.

Line on Innovation

May 02, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

The Palmetto State may not have a Triangle or a Valley, but South Carolina’s innovation/tech sector is forming a…Line. With the steady growth of the so-called knowledge economy, entrepreneurs here are drawing an increasingly identifiable link connecting the state’s largest population centers, as well as arousing the interest of homegrown investors willing to finance the future.

Firms Dial Up S.C. For Call Centers

May 01, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

South Carolina has been an attractive location for siting call centers over the past few years. Greenville has participated in this success and is home to about 40 call centers of various sizes.

Residential Real Estate Booming and Big Economy and Home Market To Continue Surging Through 2017

Apr 04, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Whether you’re a buyer, seller, realtor, builder, developer, or just someone with a developable piece of land, the residential real estate market throughout South Carolina is booming, broad, and big – with indications of staying that way for a long while to come.

Keeping Industry Happy: GADC’s New Position Targets Retention

Apr 03, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Williams, who spent 13 years at the Greenville-based McCallum Sweeney consultancy, will continue working closely with industry in her new role as the Greenville Area Development Corp’s first-ever existing industry manager.

Transition Time: Konduros wants to take SCBIO to next level

Apr 01, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

New SCBIO president and CEO Sam Konduros believes life sciences can be a major economic engine for the state, much like automotives or aerospace. The sector offers great potential for the state to further diversify its industrial base.

Myth Of China: Views on Trump

Mar 01, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

During the 2016 American presidential campaign, China’s left favored Trump over Clinton, for they were aware of Clinton’s hardline stand on China’s economic reform and environmental issues.

Economic Globalization: Trump and the Upstate Economy

Mar 01, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

An increasing anti-globalization and protectionist movement is sweeping many corners of the globe. In the latest presidential campaign, both Democratic and Republican candidates strongly questioned traditional free market ideologies and the consequences of economic globalization.

Are Stock Buybacks Still A Good Idea?

Feb 01, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Historically, when firms announce plans to repurchase stock, markets respond positively. The response has been no different over the last five years. Since 2000, however, we have observed a much larger number of firms repurchasing in ever-greater amounts.

Greenville Nets NCAA Score

Feb 01, 2017 ● By Makayla Gay

Social media exploded last October when the news broke at the Southern Conference headquarters in Spartanburg : The NCAA just selected Greenville for the Division 1 men’s basketball tournament’s first round, March 17-19, with Furman and SOCON as co-hosts at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
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    01/23/2018
    08:30AM — 10:00AM

    Kick off your professional year with an engaging and insightful behind-the-scenes look at the Gre...


  • SPINX Job Fair

    01/23/2018
    10:00AM — 08:00PM

    The SPINX Company is searching for new, qualified talent in the Upstate for management and other ...


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