Spartanburg lands mega-Bass Pro Shop

David Britt (left), Economic Development Committee of Spartanburg, with Mike Dunham, who will manage the 120,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shop coming to Spartanburg County.Bass Pro Shops will complete a 120,000-square-foot mega-store to be the anchor tenant for a 75-acre mixed-use development space in Spartanburg County. The decision is seven years in the making and was made without any special tax incentive agreements with the county.  Read More...

The GSA Business Power Event Series focuses on topics of interest to the Upstate business community. Each event is a moderated panel discussion with panelists and audience members. Video clips from recent events:

  • Show Me The Money! --  Twelve of the state's 40 fastest growing companies are from the Upstate.  All were honored and three execs talked about how they did it. (December 4th, 2013)

  • A Chat With the Mayor - Greenville Mayor Knox White discussed a variety of developmental topics.  Click to see five video clips.  (February 20th, 2014) 
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BMW growth spurring supplier leases in the Upstate

BMW tier-one supplier Borgers USA has signed a new lease in Duncan and is among at least four manufacturers that have signed new leases in the first quarter in the Upstate, according to CoStar Group Inc. The automaker’s expansions in Greer are expected to continue spurring lease activity. Read More...

Greer bank reports spike in profit

Greer Bancshares Inc., the parent of Greer State Bank, said first-quarter net income increased 80% year over year to $1.15 million, or 46 cents per share. Earnings were boosted by the sale of securities, the company said.  Read More...

S.C. crowdfunding campaign adds private-placement portal, calls for investors

SCcrowdfund.com, which launched a marketplace for donation crowdfunding two months ago, is now launching its private placement investing portal this week. The new portal is a marketplace for accredited investors to find investing opportunities in South Carolina.  Read More...

Winthrop Poll finds differing views on national, state economies

A Winthrop Poll of 877 adults who live in South Carolina showed 60% of respondents believe the national economy is fairly bad or very bad, contrasting with 58.9% rating the state economy fairly good or very good. The same poll found that 40% of retirees polled said they did not have enough retirement savings or pension to live as comfortably as they’d hoped. Read More...


Ameris Bank to open branch in downtown Greenville’s Landmark Building

CharpiaAmeris Bank is opening a branch in downtown Greenville’s Landmark Building at 301 N. Main St. The bank will have eight employees. The subsidiary of Ameris Bancorp of Moultrie, Ga., also has a branch on Woodruff Road. Read More...

Clemson researchers work on future of nation’s electrical grid

With the help of power company money, Clemson University professors are helping develop smart grid technologies. Keith Corzine is working on securing the nation’s flow of electricity, a challenge he says was underscored in April 2013, when gunmen attacked a Silicon Valley substation. Read More...