Roads top Greenville Chamber legislative agenda

S.C. House Majority Leader Bruce Bannister, R-Greenville, fields questions at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce annual legislative breakfast (Photo by Bill Poovey)The Greenville Chamber of Commerce has “repair our aging infrastructure” as its No. 1 legislative priority for 2015. A state lawmaker on a panel looking at road and bridge needs and ways to pay for the work said some decisive defeats of county road tax measures in November have them nervous about what to do. 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:


  • Economic Prosperity - Key economic developers from the Upstate gathered to discuss their progress in getting outside companies to locate here.  (August 7th, 2014)

  • Taking Flight - Aerospace executives discussed one of the fastest growing industries in South Carolina.  (October 9th, 2014)

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Infrastructure tops list of readers’ legislative priorities

Respondents to this week’s GSA reader poll said infrastructure should be lawmakers’ top focus in the General Assembly. Infrastructure received more than 40% of overall responses, economic development came in second, and education and workforce development tied for third. Read More...

Ports Authority OKs $1.6M terminal work, reports revenue up 21%

The board approved $1.56 million today in repairs and improvements to the North Charleston Terminal’s wharf to handle the wear and tear anticipated from bigger ships. The board also approved adding more security systems at the Columbus Street Terminal rail yard where BMWs come through the Port of Charleston.  Read More...

Public compressed natural gas facility opening at Spinx in Anderson

Piedmont Natural Gas is opening a compressed natural gas sales outlet in Anderson, the utility’s third in the Upstate and first at a convenience store. The facility is opening at The Spinx Co. store at the intersection of Pearman Dairy Road and West Whitner Street in Anderson. Read More...

Oconee County OKs incentives for Michelin distribution operation

Oconee County Council members have approved an incentive package for Michelin North America on its $175 million logistics and warehouse operation, which will eventually become a $250 million investment at the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park near Interstate 85. The tire industry giant still isn’t talking about it. Read More...


Ga. industrial contractor adding 30 jobs in Laurens County

Reinicke Athens Inc., is investing $4.5 million in a new manufacturing operation at Owings Industrial Park in Laurens County. The company specializes in fast-track installations, industrial equipment relocations, plant shutdowns and turnkey construction. Read More...

CresCom Bank picks up 13 more branches

Charleston-based CresCom Bank’s agreement to purchase 13 branches of First Community Bank was finalized Monday. The acquired branches, including three in South Carolina and 10 in North Carolina, bring CresCom Bank’s assets to $1.3 billion.  Read More...