1 Million Cups Spartanburg

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Success Story

BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in the US becomes largest production location within 25 years

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S.C. Department of Commerce Annual Report

State recruited more than 13,100 new jobs while exporters achieved seventh consecutive record year in 2016

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BMW Plant Spartanburg

Factory Milestones

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Wall Street

Updated festival and retail area welcomes visitors

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Total Labor Force 143,975
Workforce
Unemployment Rate 3.7%
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Female (2017 Estimate) 51.5%
Population
Male (2017 Estimate) 48.5%
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Economic Impact
$4.3+ Billion
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History of Success

Recent News

Monday, January 8, 2018

Spartanburg, S.C. - Upstate residents looking for a new job or a career change in the booming manufacturing industry can take advantage of a new Spartanburg Community College scholars program thanks to a partnership between SCC and Michelin North America. The SCC Michelin Manufacturing Scholars Program offers exceptional "learn and earn" opportunities for individuals interested in hands-on training, technical certification from SCC and a potential manufacturing career with Michelin. Applications from qualified candidates are now being accepted for the program and for classes that begin on May 14, 2018.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg Community College will recognize the contributions of Upstate businesses at the second annual 2018 Economic Visionaries Celebration planned for March 22, 2018 at the Spartanburg Marriott. Four companies from Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee counties will be named "Economic Visionaries" based on their company size and significant contributions in transforming the Upstate business community. Duke Energy's President, Chairman and Chief Executive Office, Lynn Good, will be the guest speaker.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Precision Jig & Fixture South, a full-service inspection tooling manufacturer, is expanding its existing Spartanburg County operations. The $6.5 million capital investment is expected to create approximately 40 new jobs over the next five years.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

(SPARTANBURG, SC) On Wednesday, September 13 Spartanburg assumes a seat at the table as a leader in a national program to engage, educate, and connect local entrepreneurs and business owners. 1 Million Cups — based on the notion that entrepreneurs all over the country network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee — is a free, monthly gathering that helps to build startup communities on a grassroots level.

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The Spartanburg Economic Futures Group represents a collective economic development voice for Spartanburg County. Working collaboratively with key allies in local and county government, private developers, utility providers, the Upstate Alliance and the South Carolina Department of Commerce, sets us apart from our competitors as a leader in growing key sectors of the Upstate economy.

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