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Career Centers provide employee pipeline in Spartanburg County

Published Friday, May 24, 2019
Spartanburg County’s three career centers provide a unique opportunity for employers to craft a pipeline of potential future employees. The county’s three career centers – Swofford Career Center, R.D. Anderson Applied Technology Center, and the Daniel Morgan Technology Center – prepare students for careers whether they attend a more»

Spartanburg Economic Futures Group Executive Vice President Carter Smith Awarded Order of the Palmetto

Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019
After a 39-year career, and 27 years positioning Spartanburg County as a statewide economic development leader, Spartanburg Economic Futures Group Executive Vice President Carter Smith was honored with the Order of the Palmetto. Carter, who announced his retirement earlier this year effective June 30, was surprised with the highest civilian award in South more»

SC Works, EFG, Colleges and Career Centers Partner for Successful Job Fair

Published Thursday, May 9, 2019
A job fair held in partnership between Spartanburg County's three career centers, SC Works Upstate, the S.C. Department of Commerce, Spartanburg Community College and the Economic Futures Group yielded some positive results. The fair brought more than 400 job-seekers, including 75 high school seniors, to USC Upstate's Career Readiness Center. Students more»

Upstate SC Alliance Proves to be Key Ally in Spartanburg's Economic Development

Published Thursday, April 25, 2019
Inside the Spartanburg Chamber, collaboration spans across five entities. The teams from the Chamber, Economic Futures Group, Convention & Visitors Bureau, Downtown Development Partnership and OneSpartanburg all work together, coming together to advance Spartanburg’s economy, equality and quality of life forward. Collaboration stretches beyond more»

South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to Open New Office in Downtown Spartanburg

Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, an entity whose mission is to purchase the most health for our citizens in need at the least possible cost to taxpayers, has agreed to occupy 19,667 square feet of office space in Spartanburg’s 101 Pine office complex. The lease includes the third and fourth floors, which are undergoing a more»

Spartanburg County Economic Development Leader Carter Smith to Retire

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Carter Smith has been instrumental in shaping Spartanburg County’s last two-plus decades of economic development. Carter was instrumental in recruiting BMW Manufacturing Co. to Spartanburg, and was a key figure in bringing the likes of Amazon, Adidas, Toray and Michelin to Spartanburg County. He, along with many economic development allies, has more»

Pool Cover Industry Flows from Meyco's Spartanburg County Facility

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2019
The heart of the pool cover industry sits just off Highway 221 in Spartanburg County. Meyco Products Inc. makes pool covers, many of which are custom, and ships them around the country. Founded in 1898 as a flag and awning manufacturer, Meyco finalized a patent on a swimming pool cover in 1957. Since 1988, Meyco has been manufacturing those proprietary more»

Spark Center SC ignites economic development across Spartanburg County

Published Friday, January 25, 2019
Driving through the western part of Spartanburg County, industrial buildings line Highway 290 as it becomes Main Street in Duncan. A key piece of Spartanburg County’s rise in economic development sits along Duncan’s Main Street. Blink and you could miss it, but there’s no missing its impact on the county. The Spark Center SC, on the Tyger more»
“An invaluable tool to help entrepreneurs and businesses launch, build, expand, and reorganize”
Spark Center SC
“More than 2.5 Million Square Feet of New Industrial Space Available Now”
Spartanburg County Economic Development
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