The Upstate is the engine driving South Carolina’s new economy. During the past seven years, companies have invested more than $9 billion in capital in the Upstate, creating nearly 35,000 jobs. More than 375 companies, representing 32 countries, call this area home, fueling South Carolina’s reputation as a global economic leader. Opened in 2013, the Inland Port provides shippers access to more than 95 million consumers within a one-day drive, and has proven to be an invaluable asset in recruiting new industry to the area.
From the automotive industry to carbon fiber, heavy machinery to distribution, the Upstate manufactures, ships and innovates - and, in the process, changes the world. That level of investment and economic success, however, would not be possible without partnerships - people pulling in the same direction to achieve common goals.
To that end, SCC hosts an annual Economic Visionaries event, providing a wonderful opportunity to join together and celebrate our collective achievements, while exploring what our region’s economic future holds.
In an effort to honor outstanding companies that have invested in the economic and educational success of the Upstate, we will present four Economic Visionary Awards to companies who have achieved exceptional accomplishments.
EV2018 will be held March 22, 2018. We hope you will participate - visit this website for updated information and nomination form in January!
Congratulations to the 2017 Economic Visionaries award winners!
Click on links below to view the feature video for each winning company, listed in their respective categories:
Category: 1-50 EmployeesBroad River Electric Cooperative, Inc. View video
Category 2: 51-100 EmployeesAtchison Transportation Services View video
Category 3: 101-299 EmployeesThe Timken Company - Tyger River Plant View video
Category 4: 300 or More EmployeesBMW Manufacturing Company, Inc. View video
Shown in photo from left to right: Mr. Max Metcalf, manager of government and community relations at BMW Manufacturing, Inc., Mr. Bob Hart, plant manager at the Tyger River Plant, Mr. Charles Atchinson, president of Atchison Transportation Services and Mr. Terry Mallard, president and CEO of Broad River Electric Cooperative.
Phone: (864) 592-4619