Local Business News

Roger Davis
September 09, 2017 - 10:57 am
In a time of natural disaster, the federal government uses a simple gauge to determine the toll Mother Nature has taken on a local area. The Waffle House Index measures the operating conditions of the resilient restaurants as a barometer for how well an area will recover from a hurricane, tornado...
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Roger Davis
September 08, 2017 - 2:23 pm
It all began on September 8, 1994, when Associate Ryan Childers drove the first BMW – a 318i – off the Assembly line. This week, twenty-three years to the day, BMW Manufacturing has produced its four millionth vehicle , a new BMW X3. The milestone vehicle is a Phytonic Blue Metallic BMW X3 xDrive...
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Roger Davis
September 06, 2017 - 3:09 pm
The name of the company, described only as "family-owned," is being withheld for now, but Anderson County Administrator Rusty Burns says a $74 million dollar investment is planned for the 240-acre site in the county-owned Manufacturing and Technology Center at Sandy Springs. County councilmembers...
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Roger Davis
September 05, 2017 - 2:38 pm
BMW Manufacturing has announced five new senior management appointments. Sherry McCraw has been named the new Vice President of Assembly. McCraw was one of the first BMW Associates hired at Plant Spartanburg in 1993. She has worked in several areas of assembly production, planning, engineering and...
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Roger Davis
September 02, 2017 - 6:29 pm
The South Carolina Court of Appreals has ruled that DirecTV owes South Carolina nearly $15 million because of the way the company calculates its tax bill in the state. The ruling handed down last week found that DirecTV revised its returns to the Department of Revenue "in a way that understated"...
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Roger Davis
August 18, 2017 - 11:53 pm
OTO Development wants to fill openings for the downtown hotel and the "Level 10" rooftop restaurant to be managed by Greenville's Rick Erwin group. The event is scheduled from 2-7 p.m. August 28 at RJ Rocker Brewing Co., 226A W. Main St. in Spartanburg. General Manager Alyssa Stroup says applicants...
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Roger Davis
August 18, 2017 - 8:38 pm
Arby's is giving Coca Cola the business; pride of place on the soda fountain counters of 3200 restaurants in the continental U.S. Bloomberg News reports Pepico has offered a gracious concession(?) statement thanking Arby's and their customers for all the years as the boss beverage of the popular...
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