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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...