Economic Development

Economic Development

South Carolina is booming, and growth can be found everywhere you turn. Take a look at the stories you may have missed along the way.

Darla Moore gifts $5 Million to Technical College

The Darla Moore Foundation today announced a $5 million gift to Florence Darlington Technical College—the largest gift of its kind ever to a S.C....

Bluffton, South Carolina: From Sleepy Small Town To Thriving High Tech Economy

As the “Heart of the Lowcountry,” Bluffton earns this distinction from a location that’s equidistant from Hilton Head’s Harbor Town, downtown Savannah and the...

Upstate Summit Continues Building Regional Partnerships

I hope you will agree with me that while we still have our challenges and occasional periods of self-centered focus, for the most part...

Beaufort South Carolina: Growing Main Street and Beyond

As Wal-Mart recently posted its sixth straight quarter of declining in-store sales, and big box national retail chains are engaged in an all-out slugfest,...

Starkville, Mississippi: Growing Main Street and Beyond

Events and downtowns go hand in hand. Many of the country’s greatest downtown revitalizations have been led by the Main Street movement, a program...

The Heart of a Team

In the heart of a city with more awards and accolades than one can count, a team works—after all, those honors don’t come easily...

GSP 360: Beyond the Runway

Greenville Spartanburg Airport has gotten a lot of attention lately—mostly due to its $120 million renovation in the past few years.  Although the Wingspan...

Next Gen: Alex Reynolds

It started off as a small project, but the revitalization of the downtown Taylors area has grown larger than many could ever imagine. At...

Global South Metro Exchange

The Global South Metro Exchange was held in Greenville on Thursday, July 21. Presented by JP Morgan Chase & Co. and held at the Hyatt...

Oconee County Launches NOW Program

Oconee County's NOW (Nurturing Oconee's Workforce) Program is a joint effort between the Oconee Economic Alliance and the School District of Oconee County that...