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Posted on: December 7, 2021

GML Industries, LLC establishing operations in Spartanburg County

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Established in 2011, GML Industries, LLC produces wire harnesses, electromechanical solutions including electrical and control panels and cable assemblies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company serves clients in the automotive industry i...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Spartanburg County applies for FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance funding

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Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO)...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Spartanburg County secures $23.8M grant from USDOT

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Spartanburg County Government, in partnership with PAL, has been awarded a U.S. Department of Transportation grant of $23.8 million for the Daniel Morgan Trail System. The Daniel Morgan Trail System is a 55+ mi...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

BMW Manufacturing expanding Spartanburg Co. operations with new logistics center

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The facility, which will be located on 120 acres off Freeman Farm Road, will enhance BMW’s logistics operations supplying parts to the 7-million-square-foot factory in Greer. When complete, the logistics center – being constructed by t...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Agape Care Group selects Spartanburg County as new home for corporate headquarters

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With more than 20 years’ experience, Agape Care Group – a portfolio company of Charlotte-based Ridgemont Equity Partners – supports patients touched by advanced illness, providing comfort and support through...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Spartanburg County Detention Center Hiring

Spartanburg County Detention Center Hiring

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office is proud to offer competitive salaries. 

The minimum salary for a detention deputy is $39,427.

No prior law enforcement experience is required to do this job. 

You will be trained for six we...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Walmart to create 400 jobs with high-tech distribution center in Spartanburg County

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The more than 720,000-square-foot facility, located in Lyman, will rely on the combination of Walmart associates, automation technology, robotics and machine learning to process grocery perishables – such as produce, eggs, dairy, flowers and frozen goods ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Traffic changes to begin as part of courthouse construction project

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Starting on Friday, October 8th, crews will be putting up signage, informing drivers of the roadwork and detours. Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 9th, all lanes of Daniel Morgan Avenue, between St. John Street and Magnolia Street, will be clos...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Auria expanding operations in Spartanburg County

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Founded in 2017, Auria provides interior and exterior components and systems designed to reduce cabin noise and improve overall driving comfort and convenience. Products include acoustical insulators and compression-molded flooring products as well as oth...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Spartanburg County honors, remembers Lynn O'Dell

Her family was presented with a Resolution in recognition of her lifelong achievements.

Lynn Bagwell O'Dell faithfully served Spartanburg County for more than 32 years, spending her time helping others. Her aid to veterans was exemplary.

Always demonstrating incredible character, O'Dell was a lady of integrity and touched so many lives.

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Posted on: July 5, 2021

New Parking Garage

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The new Spartanburg County Judicial Center parking garage opened on July 6th. It has more than 600 spots and the address is 180 Library Street. 
The back courthouse parking lot will remain closed while the new courthouse is being constructed.
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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Employment and Workforce Executive Director Dan Ellzey’s Statement May 2021 Employment Situation

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Employment and Workforce Executive Director Dan Ellzey’s StatementMay 2021 Employment Situation

Columbia, SC – “After four months of nudging in the right direction, this fifth month sees a significant drop as South Carolina mo...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Oshkosh Defense establishing operations in Spartanburg County

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Oshkosh Defense, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), today announced plans to establish operations in Spartanburg County. The $155 million investment will create more than 1,000 new jobs.

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

SCC and OneSpartanburg Announce Free Tuition

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

SCC's Free Tuition for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

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Good afternoon all, 

We hope you have been as thrilled as we are about SCC's news regarding free tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year that begins with fall 2021 enrollment. 

SAM staff have been receiving questions, and as we realize man...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Siemens expands operations in Spartanburg County.

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UpstateSCAlliance - Siemens, a leading global technology company that specializes in industrial modernization, infrastructure and mobility, today announced the completion of a 52,000-square-foot facility expansion in Spartanburg County. The $36 million in...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Siemens expands operations in Spartanburg County $36 million investment creates more jobs.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - Siemens, a leading global technology company that specializes in industrial modernization, infrastructure and mobility, today announced the completion of a 52,000-square-foot facility expansion in Spartanburg County. The $36 mill...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Are you struggling to pay your bills? Help is available!

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Spartanburg County received $9 million in federal funding to assist those in our community who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The money is specifically to help with rent and utility payments for those who have lost their jobs or s...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

TTI Floor Care North America establishing operations in Spartanburg County.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – TTI Floor Care North America, a leading floor care company, has announced plans to establish a new distribution center in Spartanburg County. The company, along with its partners, will invest $93 million and create 134 n...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Announcement: New webpage highlights efforts to improve appearance of roadways

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Spartanburg County’s major roadways are the entrances to our community. These thoroughfares frequently color visitors’ first impression of Spartanburg County, affecting tourism and economic development.

Spartanburg County is fortunate t...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

GoUpstate: Magna Seating Celebrates $8M Expansion

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Article by: GoUpstate Staff Reports

BMW supplier Magna Seating of Moore celebrated the opening of an $8 million expansion that will create 130 new jobs, officials announced Monday.

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

OneSpartanburg Checks Progress, Looks to Grow

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By Elise Franco, GoUpstate

In its first year, OneSpartanburg launched 22 projects and put irons in the fire for continued forward movement.

But Allen Smith, Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, and the initiative’s 312 volunteer...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Announcement: New webpage highlights efforts to improve appearance of roadways

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Spartanburg County’s major roadways are the entrances to our community. These thoroughfares frequently color visitors’ first impression of Spartanburg County, affecting tourism and economic development.

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Posted on: April 7, 2018

GoUpstate: Official to Roll Out Plan for Southwest Spartanburg County

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By Bob Montgomery, GoUpstate

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Changes are coming to the rapidly growing southwestern portion of Spartanburg County, and a new performance zoning plan that officials say seeks to welcome growth while maintai...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

GoUpstate: Magna Seating Celebrates $8M Expansion

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Photo by: Zach Pippin, Governor's Office

Article by: GoUpstate Staff Reports

BMW supplier Magna Seating of Moore celebrated the opening of an $8 million expansion that will create 130 new jobs, officials announced Monday.

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

GoUpstate: Magna Seating Planning $8M Expansion, 130 New Jobs

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Article by, Bob Montgomery, GoUpstate

A BMW supplier that recently opened in Spartanburg County is already planning to expand.

Magna Seating at Tyger Industrial Park North has asked the county for $120,000 in additional inf...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Upstate Business Journal: Michelin, SCC Introduce "Learn and Earn" Scholars Program

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By Trevor Anderson, UBJ

Spartanburg Community College and Greenville-based Michelin North America have partnered to offer a new scholars program aimed at bolstering workforce development in the Upstate.

According to both groups, the SCC Michelin Manufacturi...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

OneSpartanburg Checks Progress, Looks to Grow

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By Elise Franco, GoUpstate

In its first year, OneSpartanburg launched 22 projects and put irons in the fire for continued forward movement.

But Allen Smith, Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, and the initiative’s 312 volunteer...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

GoUpstate: BMW's Spartanburg Plant Leads US in Auto Exports

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By Elise Franco, GoUpstate

When BMW Manufacturing Co. moved into Spartanburg County in 1994, it was a 600-person operation. Now, it’s the leading automotive exporter in the United States.

It’s the plant’s ability to bring inter...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Penny Sales Tax Information

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Important update for retailers on the penny sales tax

Spartanburg County retailers who have questions about the implementation of the capital penny sales tax are encouraged to contact the S.C. Department of Revenue.

The one cent sales tax will begin May 1, ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2018

GoUpstate: Michelin Moves to Second Phase of $270M Project

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By Bob Montgomery, GoUpstate

Greenville-based Michelin North America has moved into the second phase of a $270 million project to build a 3.3 million-square-foot distribution center in Spartanburg County that is expected to create 350 jobs.

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Posted on: January 6, 2018

GoUpstate: Greer Tops $1.3B in Retail Sales in 2017

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Greer’s continued growth led to the city passing $1.3 billion in retail sales this fiscal year.

S.C. Department of Revenue data showed Greer recorded a record $1,302,896,294 in gross retail sales during the 2017 fiscal year. The figure is a...

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Posted on: January 6, 2018

Go-Upstate: BMW Planning Regional Training Center in Greer

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By Bob Montgomery, Staff Writer

Staff Writer, Elise Franco contributed to this report

BMW of North America has submitted plans to Spartanburg County to build a vocational training center at a site on Woods Chapel Road in Greer.

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

American Farm Bureau Federation Selects New National Committee Members

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AFBF Seats New National Committee Members

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 21, 2017 – The American Farm Bureau Federation has appointed farmer and rancher members to the organization’s Young Farmers & Ranchers and Promotion & Education committees.

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