Abbeville County plans $1.4M business incubator

A ribbon-cutting for Abbeville County’s planned incubator is set for the end of August. (Photo provided)Abbeville County can’t tout interstate access like some of its Upstate neighbors to attract business and industry prospects, but another enticement is in the works. Thirty-five miles away from Interstate 85, the rural county has built a 22,000-square-foot incubator to nurture startup businesses that can grow into economic generators for the community. 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:

  •  Under Construction - Upstate developers discussed the status of a number of mixed-use projects.  Click to see several video clips. (April 2nd, 2014)

  •  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. Click to see video clips. (June 26th, 2014)

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Travelers Rest gambling operator sentenced to one year and one day

A Travelers Rest businessman who ran illegal gambling operations for more than two decades, at times with the help of law enforcement, has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison. A federal judge Tuesday sentenced Izzat M. Khalil, 54, after he made a plea deal that led to two firings in the Greenville Sheriff’s Department. Read More...

Denny’s net income up 33% year over year

Spartanburg-based Denny’s Corp. reported net income and net sales increases year over year for the second quarter of 2014. The company’s stock saw a 10% bump on Tuesday. Read More...

AVX Corp. net income increases 47% year over year

Greenville-based AVX Corp. reported relatively flat net sales and net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 compared with the previous quarter but posted year-over-year gains in net income. Read More...

S.C. hospitals trim Medicare readmissions by 15%

South Carolina ranked ninth nationally in the percentage reduction of hospital readmissions, according to Medicare claims data. The reduction means more than 1,400 hospital stays were avoided, resulting in cost savings of more than $14 million. Read More...


GADC’s new top executive coming from York County

FarrisThe Greenville Area Development Corp. has hired longtime York County Economic Development Director J. Mark Farris as its second president and CEO. Farris will start work Sept. 15, succeeding Kevin Landmesser, who has held the positions on an interim basis and will stay on as senior vice president. Read More...

Breweries benefit from Stone’s flirtation with S.C.

Tom Davis of Thomas Creek Brewery isn't worried about the S.C. craft beer industry after Stone Brewing Co. passed over the state for its $29 million East Coast facility.While Stone Brewing Co. would have added to South Carolina’s craft beer industry and culture, local breweries say Stone’s interest in South Carolina aided the passage of key state legislation that will make the market better for business, even though Stone has said South Carolina is no longer in the mix for its planned $29 million East Coast facility. Read More...