Local Business News

Ed Jenson
February 16, 2018 - 1:16 pm
The Bon Secours Wellness Arena announced today that it has entered a three-year partnership with The SPINX Company, who will have entitlement rights to the Guest Services program at the arena. SPINX will now be “Making Life Easier” for guests attending events at The Well. “As a local company, we...
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BMW cars at port
BMW
Ken Pauli
February 13, 2018 - 10:59 am
The largest exporter of automobiles in the U.S. is not an American based company. It’s BMW, based in Munich, Germany. BMW Manufacturing says it exported over 272,000 X-model vehicles from the Spartanburg plant during 2017. Almost 87% of these Sports Activity Vehicles and Coupes were exported...
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Home remodeling
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Ken Pauli
February 08, 2018 - 4:00 am
Greenville is looking like the place for fixer-uppers; a real hot spot for remodeling. Buildfax , a leading provider of property condition and history insights for lenders, insurers and real estate companies, finds that there was a massive jump in renovations in Greenville - 31% in 2016 and 22% in...
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Refrigerator manufacturing
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Ken Pauli
January 31, 2018 - 2:59 pm
A well-known Swedish company is moving it's freezer production to the Upstate. Global home appliance manufacturer Electrolux is planning to shut down its freezer manufacturing plant in St. Cloud, MN, late next year and move production mainly to its Anderson plant. It’s expected to affect 900...
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Record home sales in SC
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Ken Pauli
January 31, 2018 - 4:00 am
A banner year for Realtors last year. South Carolina Realtors ’ annual market report for 2017 shows a record setting year in the Palmetto State – the highest number of closed sales ever recorded. There were a total of 83.570 closings last year. Not only that, but prices were up, too, with the...
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Job Search
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Ken Pauli
January 30, 2018 - 4:00 am
Job-hunting? There’s a new local website that might be able to help. The Greenville Area Development Corporation hopes its new website, JobsInGreenvilleSC.com , will help connect job seekers with companies that have relocated to Greenville County. GADC created the site after discovering that many...
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AirBnB South Carolina
Ken Pauli
January 26, 2018 - 1:04 pm
If you’ve been renting out your house or apartment with AirBnB , you’re not alone. South Carolinians are cashing in big time. In 2017, residents of the state earned $69 million by sharing their home through AirBnB. The average homeowner earned about $7,300. The website reports about 6,600 families...
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January 23, 2018 - 3:43 pm
BMW Manufacturing announced today that Christine Petrasch has been named the new Vice President of Human Resources. Petrasch succeeds Johannes Trauth, who has returned to Germany as the Head of HR Services. Christine Petrasch holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and started her career as an...
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Ed Jenson
January 23, 2018 - 3:31 pm
An automotive supplier announced it is launching new operations in Spartanburg County, which are expected to create dozens of new jobs. Grupo Antolin, a designer and manufacturer of components for the automotive industry, said it plans to establish three facilities in Spartanburg County. The $50...
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Amazon logo
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Ken Pauli
January 18, 2018 - 11:33 am
Although Amazon did not make its final decision where its second headquarters will be located, the company narrowed it down to 20 choices from the 238 applications they received. The Upstate did not make that cut. Neither did Charlotte. But Atlanta did. The list is a broad mix of cities big and...
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