Local Business News

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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Ed Jenson
August 16, 2017 - 12:17 pm
The busy summer travel season is winding down, but passenger traffic at GSP International Airport is on the rise. For June 2017, the most recent numbers available, passenger traffic is up by 8.9% compared to June 2016. “These are some of the strongest numbers we’ve seen in a while,” said GSP...
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Roger Davis
August 15, 2017 - 3:05 pm
A massive makeover of Greenville County Square, the county's main government operations complex on University Ridge, might be a step closer to a groundbreaking. Upstate Business Journal reports councilmembers have voted to open negotiations with one of the three compaies that made the cut from the...
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Ed Jenson
August 15, 2017 - 11:37 am
Safeplast NA Company, a manufacturer and provider of hose protectors and hose binding products, is launching a new facility in Pickens County. The $4.3 million investment is projected to create 30 new jobs. Affiliated with Safeplast Finland, Safeplast NA began manufacturing and distributing its...
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Ed Jenson
August 09, 2017 - 4:21 pm
Bonafide Kayaks, a manufacturer and producer of fishing kayaks, is launching new manufacturing operations in Greenville County. The company is investing $2 million to create 76 new jobs over the next three years. Bonafide Kayaks was formed in November 2016 and has spent the last several months...
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Roger Davis
August 08, 2017 - 6:34 pm
Starbucks Corp. is shooting down a rumor that its U.S. locations will give discounted drinks and food to undocumented immigrants on Aug. 11. Starbucks senior vice president of global communications, John Kelly, says the rumor is "completely false. One hundred percent fake." The company also took to...
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Roger Davis
August 07, 2017 - 3:41 pm
The City of Greenville's Design Review Board (DRB) has turned thumbs down on some construction changes submitted by developers of the hotel and parking garage under construction across South Main Street from Fluor Field. Parks Hospitality Group, representing Homewood-Suites-by-Hilton, wanted to...
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Roger Davis
August 03, 2017 - 1:43 pm
Join SCRA and NEXT as we celebrate three amazing companies that have recently received SC Launch investments. The event kicks off at 5:30 with the "Big Checks" being presented to ActivEd, Patrona Medical and VRM Labs at 6:15. Join us as we celebrate the growth of these three local companies! When:...
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Roger Davis
August 01, 2017 - 6:09 pm
Customers who have helped foot a multibillion-dollar bill for two new nuclear reactors won't see a dime in refunds even though the project has been abandoned. South Carolina Electric & Gas customers have been paying for the reactors since 2009. SCE&G and state-owned Santee Cooper decided...
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