Honoring Businesses, Innovators and Leaders Transforming the Upstate South Carolina Economy
The Upstate is the engine driving South Carolina’s new economy. During the past ten
years (2008-2018), companies have invested more than $19.5 billion in capital in the
Upstate, creating nearly 60,000 jobs. More than 500 international companies, representing
41 countries, call this area home, fueling South Carolina’s reputation as a global
From the automotive industry to carbon fiber, healthcare to distribution, the Upstate manufactures, exports and innovates - and, in the process, changes the world. That level of investment and economic success, however, would not be possible without partnerships - people moving in the same direction to achieve common goals.
To that end, SCC hosts the annual Economic Visionaries event, providing an ideal opportunity to join together and celebrate our collective accomplishments.
See What Past EV Award Winners Say
Corie Culp, public relations and community relations manager at AFL, speaks on being an Economic Visionaries company.
Alex Powell speaks about Johnson Development winning an Economic Visionaries award and the nomination process.
Charles Atchison, Sr. speaks on winning an Economic Visionaries award in 2017.