Algae reeks havoc on Hartwell Lake

Researchers use copper- and peroxide-based algaecide near the Anderson Regional Joint Water system intake area. (Photo by Bill Poovey)Water from Hartwell Lake tastes like dirt, and this has area officials and businesses searching for solutions. Having to filter drinking water is costing restaurants, but at least one grocery store is seeing increased sales of bottled water. 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:

  •  Is It Beer Thirty Yet? - Owners of the Upstate's five craft breweries discussed their industry.  A rep from Stone Brewery was on the panel.  (June 26th, 2014)

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

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2 Upstate land tracts protected

Upstate Forever and Naturaland Trust partnered to protect two tracts of land along scenic S.C. Highway 11 in Pickens and Greenville counties, the conservation groups announced. The properties total 60 acres along the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway. Read More...

Kiyatec receives $2M federal contract

Kiyatec Inc., which operates alongside Greenville Health System’s Institute for Translational Oncology Research on Faris Road, secured a $1.975 million contract with the National Cancer Institute to study cancer therapies. Read More...

Lifestyle management service targets Greenville middle-, upper-income bracket

Charlotte firm Metro’s Other Woman is expanding into the Greenville market by offering lifestyle management services to professionals and small-business owners in the area. Launched in 2009, the firm plans to hire five assistants before its hard launch during the next month. Read More...

Prysmian discloses $8.2M price tag for Abbeville expansion

Energy and telecom cables producer Prysmian announced its investment of $8.2 million for the expansion of its Abbeville cable manufacturing facility. The expansion, slated for operation during the second half of 2015, will support an estimated 20 jobs. Read More...


SBA extends zero-fee initiative for $150,000 loans

Since the initiative launched in October 2013, the U.S. Small Business Administration has backed 128 loans of up to $150,000 to S.C. small businesses as of Aug. 31, and this accounts for 40% of all SBA loans made in the state. Read More...

Sandlapper venture plans $100M in assets by year’s end

Sandlapper Student Housing LLC, a joint venture between Greenville-based Sandlapper Capital Investments LLC and Houston-based Innovative Real Estate Cos., said it plans to have a four-property portfolio worth $100 million by the end of the year. The venture recently acquired its first property, a 184-unit apartment complex in Pensacola, Fla., for an undisclosed amount. Read More...