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Outdoor manufacturer Confluence acquired, renamed

Greenville-based paddle sports manufacturer Confluence Watersports was acquired by J.H. Whitney Capital Partners for an unspecified amount. The company will also undergo a name change to Confluence Outdoor to reflect its effort to expand to become a full-service outdoor recreation company. Read More...


USC study finds SCRA’s economic impact on state $1.35 billion in 2013

Applied research corporation SCRA announced 2013 revenues of $266 million and an economic impact of $1.35 billion during the same year. The company, aimed at developing South Carolina’s knowledge economy, has helped to develop 280 ventures since 2006. Read More...


No Tax Hike SC pushes back against penny tax referendum

Conservative anti-tax-increase group No Tax Hike SC is pushing to keep a 1% sales tax increase off the ballot, saying the tax would disproportionately affect low-income families in the county. While some roads may be the state’s responsibility, something has to be done, according to local business owner Bob Knight. Read More...


Greenville County Council adds its 2 cents on penny tax

While Upstate chambers and anti-tax groups vocalize their sentiments on a potential penny tax to fund road improvements, several Greenville County Council members remain undecided on whether to allow a tax referendum in November. Read More...