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Roebuck Buildings Company is honored to once again partner with GSA Business Report for Market Facts.  As we celebrate our 75th Anniversary this year, we continue to set our sights higher as we look toward the future.  While much of life has gone back to normal, the impact of Covid shutdowns is still very real in the construction world.  Price increases, extended lead times, shortages, etc. have had great effects on the industry.  Despite these challenges, countless people and companies continue to choose the Upstate of SC to live, work, and invest. Roebuck Buildings has been blessed with the opportunity to help many companies turn those dreams into realities via building expansions, renovations, and new ground-up facilities.   While we are proud of our 75-year history, we are most excited about the future of the company and being a part of the macro growth here in Upstate, SC.    Ken Anderson President Bank of Travelers Rest is honored to partner with GSA Business to publish Market Facts. As the oldest bank chartered and still headquartered in Greenville County, we recognize the important contributions of the people, businesses and organizations that make the Upstate a place we are proud to call home. To us, community banking involves listening to our customers so we can recommend solutions for their unique needs. The core of our business is centered in banking; however, we find value in community initiatives and reinvest in those to fund the growth, change and betterment of life for the communities around us. As the Upstate positions for growth, we hope Market Facts will be a tool to propel your business into the center of that growth.


MARKET FACTS | www.gsabusiness.com4 MILESTONESCORPORATE Tri-County Technical College ............................... 5 Roebuck Buildings ................................................... 6 Sunland Logistics Solutions ................................... 7 Trehel Corp. .............................................................. 8 FEATURED MILESTONES

Top 5 Reasons to Attend TCTC

• Lowest tuition in the Upstate.

• Highest student success, graduation and transfer rates among the state’s 16 technical colleges.


Another example of a successful partnership is the highly successful Bridge to Clemson program. A first of its kind in South Carolina, it is an invitation-only program that blends the traditional academic experience at TCTC with the social and cultural experiences of being a Clemson University student. Heading into its 17th year, the largest cohort to date –more than 1,000 freshmen – have been accepted to the Bridge to Clemson program in the fall of 2022.

60 years, Tri-County Technical College (TCTC) has been serving the residents of Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties.

In that time, TCTC has grown from one technical education center to four community campuses and two learning centers offering technical and health education training, business and public services majors, university transfer offerings in the arts and sciences, college credit courses for high school students, and non-credit courses through its Corporate and Community Education Division. In the beginning, TCTC’s mission was to serve as a tool for economic development, as well as a comprehensive community college providing equal educational opportunities for all citizens. Today, TCTC continues its mission of promoting lifelong learning and advancing economic development in the Upstate region by preparing a highly-skilled “Inworkforce.everything we do, we believe that education has the power to improve the economic mobility of our students and results in stronger, more prosperous communities,” said TCTC President Dr. Galen DeHay. TCTC offers a variety of seamless career pathways that integrate academic and skills training to build tomorrow’s workforce. One example is the College’s partnership with BASF. Tri-County and BASF collaborated to develop the BASF North American Apprenticeship Program. As part of the program, apprentices work full-time at BASF’s Seneca facility while attending classes at TCTC’s Oconee Campus. Upon completion of the one-year program, apprentices earn a Process Technology Certificate from Tri-County. In addition to paying a competitive wage, BASF offers benefits and covers the cost of tuition, books and fees associated with the program. At the end of the program, apprentices have the skills and credentials to be placed in permanent positions.



“Partnerships are critical to our ability to increase educational attainment and create workforce pipelines,” said President DeHay. “We look forward to creating more opportunities for students to move up the economic ladder and to meeting the needs of the region’s employers for many more years to come.”

• Ranked in the top 1% nationally for successful transfer to a four-year college/university.

• Support services that help balance school, work and family.

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• 19:1 student-faculty ratio.

Employing a design-build model for Spartanburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep, as they do for most of their projects, Roebuck provided the owner with significant savings. He was so delighted, he asked them to remodel his dealership in Charlotte. Design-build is particularly useful for these supply-chain-challenged times, allowing the client and builder to collaborate on choosing in advance the materials options that they know will be available, and having them ready when needed. Roebuck boasts a team that has extensive expertise in the design-build process.


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Design-Build ensures a smoother workflow

One case in point: a manufacturing client hired Roebuck to work on a $4 million project in Simpsonville and even before the permitting was done, the client was so satisfied with the experience that he ordered $20 million more work in two other locations.

As the company transitions to new people in charge, employees are seeing that the family culture remains the same. Employees’ children still roam the hallways, team members still know that the company wants them home at night for their family events, and even rescue dogs from Stone Soup Animal Rescue, which Roebuck supports, might be found at headquarters on a given day. In an enterprise where relationships are paramount, there is room for man’s best friend.

Relationships = An enjoyable experience for everyone Dean Anderson will remain highly involved, taking his deep ties in the Upstate to the chairman and CEO positions. Ken, who majored in business management and real estate at the University of South Carolina and worked as a commercial broker before joining the firm, promises that the elements that made Roebuck Buildings successful and kept their customers and teammates happy will not change.

Three-quarters of a century later, his grandson is taking the reins of a sophisticated, family-first firm that specializes in design-build construction and focuses on people.

“We do construction but we’re in the people business,” says new president Ken Anderson, who recently took over for his father, Dean, after 35 years at the helm.

Roebuck Buildings Reaches 75 Years Because Of How It Treats People

That means a focus on relationships — with clients, teammates and sub-contractors — commitment to quality work, an enjoyable customer experience, and obsession with safety on the job will remain the backbone of Roebuck Buildings. The company is approaching 5,000 days without a lost-time accident. That’s almost 14 years. As Roebuck grows, it is bringing more expertise into ownership. Ryan Mabus, a 10-year veteran of the firm who began his career laying concrete, and Jason Fisher, a 20-plus-year company veteran, have joined the ownership group. Mabus focuses on pre-construction and Fisher on construction. Clients deal with company owners at every stage of the build.

Building trust and demonstrating capability have served Roebuck, its staff and its customers. More than half the staff has enjoyed over a decade with the company. The value of their accumulated knowledge and experience, combined with those relationships built over time, have delivered a 75% repeat business rate.

the shadow of World War II, John Anderson and a group of investors founded Roebuck Buildings, a commercial and industrial construction company.

chain & logistics have changed significantly over the years with the emergence of global trade and advancements in technology bringing the internet and eCommerce. Adapting to changes in the market is critical for all businesses to survive. Sunland’s leadership has been intentional about investing in the company to support the evolving needs of its customers as well as remaining focused on those critical elements that have not changed over its 40 year history. Building successful relationships with customers and maintaining a positive team culture while the business scales has been equally important for the organization to Asthrive.expressed by Sunland CEO, Arch Thomason

In honor of Sunland’s 40th anniversary, the Sunland team has launched a new website www. and released a commemorative video. “The Story of Sunland –Celebrating 40 Years in Business,”

n 1982 Sunland Distribution, Inc., was founded with an entrepreneurial spirit by Sam Cole in Greenville, SC, and established as a successful local public warehouse provider. After learning the business through his experience as Sunland’s Head of Sales, Arch Thomason purchased the company in 2008 and became CEO with a new vision for Sunland. In 2013, Thomason started to assemble a new senior leadership team of logistics experts to take the company from being a local provider to a competitive national provider. With Elijah Ray as Chief Customer Officer and Hari Sivaprakasam as Chief Operations Officer, together the team has grown the company tenfold.’sExecutiveastheyreflectonthegrowthjourneyitsfoundingyearsasalocalSouthCarolinacompanytobecominganationalthirdlogisticscompany.

“If we adhere to our core values we’re going to win. First, Safety First – we must keep everyone safe (both physically & emotionally). Second, Servant Leadership is about being able to help our people to be successful. Understanding the needs of our team members and our customers is our job as leaders. To do this, we need to listen more than we talk. Third, being a Learning Organization is about being able to learn and adapt quickly as our environment changes so fast. Ultimately, our customers and our team expect results. Results Matter is about holding ourselves accountable to meeting customers’ goals, our team goals, and our individual goals.”



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Today, Sunland is a national third-party logistics provider recognized as a Top 100 3PL specializing in lean warehousing, supply chain visibility, and value-added services. The Sunland team continues to expand its network of distribution and fulfillment centers along with the value they create for customers. Attributing success to its focus on attracting top industry talent, fostering a continuous improvement culture, and leveraging advanced technologies, Sunland serves as a strategic supply chain partner to industry leading companies and remains committed to fulfilling its purpose of helping customers to do what they do Supplybetter.

Fulfilling Customer Orders & Expectations for 40 Years

ANNIVERSARY 4 H 1982 2022

Trehel Celebrates 40 Years of Commitment to Customers and Employees

A seven-time Best Places to Work SC honoree, average staff tenure at Trehel is 15 years. The company creates a culture where people are seen, heard, engaged and receive fulfillment employing their talents to provide a service to their clients. Huss himself joined the company 26 years ago and has risen through the ranks to become CEO.“Iam

914 Pendleton St. Suite 200 Greenville, SC www.trehel.com29601

This dedication to the customer relationship harkens back to Neal Workman’s experiences at the start of the business, when he discovered that working directly with the clients to plan and build their vision was the most enjoyable part of the job. Most of the decisions are made before the first shovelful of dirt flies, something whose importance is heightened in a time of supply chain issues today.Among

our decades ago, Neal Workman faced the choice of leaving the Upstate of South Carolina to keep his job or starting his own construction company. That’s when Trehel Corporation was born, combining the names of his children, Neal III (Tres) and Helen, and built on a foundation of collaborative relationships with customers.

While there may be multiple mechanical systems and types of materials from which to choose, Trehel provides guidance to the customer on the relative cost, maintenance required, etc. and allow them to make the optimal selection. “We feel like we’re guiding our clients through the building process and informing them about what they asked for, delivering a successful project” says Will Huss, CEO of Trehel.


nothing without my people — the people I work with and our subcontractors,” said Huss, who rarely accepts new projects more than 90 miles from the office so that parents could get back home in time for their kids’ activities. “I stand on the shoulders of hundreds of people who have allowed us to achieve what we’ve achieved,” he said.

Trehel’s signature projects are more than 150 Faith-based projects around the state, multiple facilities for The Cliffs, the Greenville News building in downtown Greenville and Walhalla High School. The $13 million Greenville Drive Stadium may have been the most challenging, wedged as the construction cycle was between the last pitch of one season and opening day of the next. Although many entities, including local government, had an interest in the project, Trehel maintained open communication and cooperation to finish the stadium on time. Play ball!

Even after their projects are complete, Trehel remains in contact to serve clients and repair any issues that emerge, even if they might be classified as normal wear and tear.

Today, Trehel is renowned for its commitment to making the construction process an experience clients would be delighted to repeat. Trehel is dedicated to open communication that explores all the options with customers at each stage of construction to allow them to make informed decisions about how to move forward.



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SC Gov. Henry McMaster The 25th annual awards luncheon will honor South Carolina manufacturers in a variety of categories. The judging process is coordinated by the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership.


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The effects of the economic distress caused by COVID-19 and the supply chain struggles that came on its heels have been alleviated. But, like the virus itself, some of the distress has been hard to shake. Some of our sectors are humming along as if nothing ever happened while others continue to suffer. The most striking graphic in this section may be on Page 18. It’s easy to find; look for the number zero. That’s how many cruise passengers sailed from South Carolina in 2021. To say the least, 2022 was a better year for the industry along the Palmetto coast.

The annual economic impact of South Carolina Ports on the state of South Carolina. Page 14


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DEMOGRAPHICS, EMPLOYMENT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | www.gsabusiness.com14 Source: S.C. Department of Commerce Announced capital investments from 2011-2021 by transportation, logistics and distribution firms in S.C. Total state employment in 2021 Miles of railMiles of maintainedstate-roads 149,700 $1.7 billion 2,300 U.S population within a two-day drive of South Carolina. Distribution and logistics in South Carolina 208 million41,000 $37.2 billion economic impact $63.4 billion annual economic impact on S.C. 1 in 10 jobs in S.C. are due to the Port $1.1 billion in tax revenue generated annually for S.C. Source: The Economic Impact of the South Carolina Ports Authority - 2021 Upstate Pee Dee Lowcountry Midlands 51.8%percentageoftotalimpact percentage11.3%oftotalimpact 12.3%percentageoftotalimpact 24.6%percentageoftotalimpact$32.8billioneconomicimpact116,561totaljobs$6.6billionlaborincome $7.1 labor$1.4total25,275economicbillionimpactjobsbillionincome $7.8 labor$1.5total27,781economicbillionimpactjobsbillionincome $15.5 labor$3.1total55,346economicbillionimpactjobsbillionincome Scan QR code to see the full report or go South Carolina Ports Economic Impact

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DEMOGRAPHICS, EMPLOYMENT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | www.gsabusiness.com18 12% 2.55 million 2.85 million Total TEUs handled (TEU: 20-Foot-Equivalent Units) Inland port rail moves Greer 151,261 157,842 26,019 34,987 FY2022 FY2022FY2021 FY2021 Dillon 0.5M2.0M3.0M2.5M1.5M1.0M0 FY2021 FY2022 FY2021 0 FY2021 123,336 FY2022 FY2022 THE TREND: TOTAL CONTAINERS SET ANOTHER RECORD Container traffic set another all-time high at S.C. Ports in FY2022, with 2.85 million 20-Foot Equivalent Units moving through. S.C. State Ports Authority, FY 2021 vs. FY 2022 THE TREND: VEHICLE ACTIVITY SLOWS THE TREND: CRUISE INDUSTRY UNFURLS ITS SAILS AFTER SHUTDOWN Pandemic-related supply chain issues continued to hamper vehicle production in FY2022, with numbers down about 13% from 2021 totals. Forced to suspend activities for much of 2020 and 2021, the cruise industry returned to full operation in 2022. Vehicles moving through the port Cruise passengers - 13%219,712253,983 Source: S.C. State Ports Authority Three vessels at SC Ports Wando Welch Terminal (Photo/Walter Lagarenne, SCPA) | DEMOGRAPHICS, EMPLOYMENT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Aerospace industry's percent share of total S.C. civilian aircraft, engines and parts exports Aerospace industry’s effect on SC exports $40B$45B$35B$30B$25B$20B$15B$10B$5B0 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 – Total value of S.C. Exports – Total value of civilian aircraft, engines, and parts exports THE TREND: BOEING'S TOUGH TIMES DRAG DOWN INDUSTRY'S EFFECT Plane orders at Boeing's North Charleston plant plummeted in recent years, a dual effect of two 737-MAX crashes and the severe drop in airline travel due to pandemic lockdowns. That has caused the aerospace industry's share of S.C. exports to fall from a high of 30% in 2019 to its current 3.5%. Aircraft exports, No. 1 in the state for several years, now are No. 6. Recent news from the FAA may signal a turnaround. Source: U.S. Census Bureau $34.6B $41.5B $30.3B $29.7B $7.9B $12.4B$32.2B$6.3B $4.0B $1.0B 2017 19.5% 2018 22.9% 2019 30% 2020 13.4% 2021 3.5% SCMEP is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization affiliated with The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a network of 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. SCMEP’s Competitiveness Review helped Stoll Industries improve flow and gain manufacturing efficiency by creating Value Stream Maps. The company gained valuable insights from the review that will aid in their future decision making. Direct results included: • $250,000 in cost savings • $210,000 in new investments • $300,000 saved by avoiding unnecessary investments our company needed strategic input THE SOLUTION Visit Call 864.288.5687 Email Elevate your company and workforce with our free one-day Competitiveness Review:

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DEMOGRAPHICS, EMPLOYMENT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | www.gsabusiness.com20 Source: Brewers Association South Carolina craft breweries, 2021128,419 Barrels of craft beer produced per year Ranks 36th in U.S. 1 Gallons per 21+ Adult Ranks 44th in U.S. $861 Million Economic Impact Ranks 26th in U.S. 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Number of craft breweries operating per year 16 16 20 31 36 50 61 82 88 95 129 The Pint Law increased the amount of beer a person could consume at a brewery per day from 4 tasting glasses to 48 ounces. The Stone Law allowed breweries to sell more than 3 pints of beer per customer if the brewery has a food service permit from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Temporary order On March 21, 2020, Gov. McMaster signed a bill allowing for curbside pick-up of beer and wine to limit in-person contact. Breweriescurrently in operationinS.C.

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Although technical education has trended down in recent years, it’s an option touted by state leaders in government — starting with the governor and commerce secretary — and industry. The S.C. Technical College System offers avenues to start high-paying careers sooner and with little to no student debt. Still, enrollment is king for the traditional four-year colleges and universities. Enrollment at those schools has soared by nearly 20,000 over the last couple of decades. In the end, those graduates are the bulk of our highest earners. It is worth noting, however, that far too many of our residents, 12%, did not earn a high school diploma.

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on Higher Education for public universities *Excludes medicine, law and pharmacy **Excludes medicine, dentistry and pharmacy; includes nursing and health professions only CHARLESTONTHEUNIVERSITYCLEMSONMUSC**USCCOLUMBIA*CITADELCOLLEGEOFSCSTATETRIDENTTECHNICALCOLLEGE $0 $2,000 $4,000 $6,000 $8,000 $10,000 $12,000 $14,000 $16,000 - 2008—2009 - 2021—2022 $4,563 $11,060 $12,518$13,140$12,688 $14,318$15,120 $3,330 $7,806$8,400$8,428$8,838 $11,731 $10,608 Tuition

EDUCATION | www.gsabusiness.com24 Enrollment analysis of technical colleges and research institutions, 2009–2020 60,00080,00075,00070,00065,00055,00050,00045,00040,000 Research Institutions: Clemson, MUSC, USC Columbia Source: S.C. Commission on Higher Education Technical Colleges: Aiken, Central Carolina, Denmark, Florence-Darlington, Greenville, Horry-Georgetown, Midlands, Northeastern, Orangeburg-Calhoun, Piedmont, Spartanburg CC, TC of the Lowcountry, Tri- County, Trident, Williamsburg, York 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 20172016 2018 2019 2020 46,953 48,440 50,080 51,682 53,359 54,932 45,303 56,505 58,593 59,039 59,685 61,126 62,511 64,597 64,227 63,463 64,95761,893 59,246 55,411 52,940 51,896 48,792 48,706




While enrollment at South Carolina's largest institutions of higher learning — Clemson, USC and MUSC — has climbed steadily in the past decade, numbers at the state's technical college system have been on the decline. From a high of 64,597 (during the heighth of the Great Recession in 2010), enrollment at technical colleges was at a 10-year low of 45,303 in 2020, the last year with available figures. S.C. Commission has risen by more than 40% at many of the state's over the past decade-plus. The Citadel and College of Charleston have seen increases of about 50%.

For selected S.C. public colleges and universities. Annual college tuition costs Source: | EDUCATION 25 $11,843 $11,532 $11,707 $10,345 $10,116 $9,896 $9,958 $9,937 $9,653 Southeast has lowest spending per pupil The South spends the lowest amount per student in the U.S., on average, according to the latest data from the U.S Census Bureau. The Census reports that spending has increased nationally for six years. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020, using 2018 data National education spending Region Average per pupil Northeast $21,123 Midwest $13,535 West $12,802 South $10,954 5 states that spend most State Average per pupil New York $25,519 Washington, D.C. $14,556 Connecticut $21,346 New Jersey $20,670 Vermont $20,838 5 states that spend least State Average per pupil Utah $8,366 Idaho $8,272 Arizona $8,785 Oklahoma $9,508 Mississippi $9,653$10K$14K$12K$8K$6K$4K$2K0 Virginia Louisana S. Carolina Georgia Arkansas Alabama Tennessee Carolina Florida Mississippi $12,905 Greenville • Spartanburg • Online ACCESSIBLE ACCOMPLISHIN3YEARSORLESS Accelerate your career journey. Converse University’s Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Professional Leadership get you there faster.

EDUCATION | www.gsabusiness.com26 The highest wage-earners in the Upstate region hold a college degree or higher. Someone who holds a graduate degree or higher makes over three times the wages of a person who dropped out of high school. As more skilled jobs come to the region, the opportunity for those holding a degree will grow. Increasing educational attainment improves work outcomes whether or not there is a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic.

The connection education and earnings


Educational attainment for population 25 years and over, 2020 12.8% Graduate or professional degree 7.9% 9th to 12th grade, no diploma 19.9% Some college, no degree 9.3% Associate degree 22.2% Bachelor’s degree 23.8% High graduateschool(includesequivalency) 4.1% Less than 9th grade GREENVILLECOUNTY Population 25 years and over: 344,589 8.1% Graduate or professional degree 10.3% 9th to 12th grade, no diploma 20.2% Some college, no degree 11.7% Associate degree 14.1% Bachelor’s degree 31.2% High graduateschool(includesequivalency) 4.5% Less than 9th grade ANDERSONCOUNTY Population 25 years and over: 136,094 8.9% Graduate or professional degree 9.4% 9th to 12th grade, no diploma 21.2% Some college, no degree 10.6% Associate degree 15.6% Bachelor’s degree 29.3% High graduateschool(includesequivalency) 4.9% Less than 9th grade SPARTANBURGCOUNTY Population 25 years and over: 207,762 Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey five-year estimates, 2020 Median earnings of population 25 years and over, 2020 $70K$60K$50K$40K$30K$20K$10K Less than high school graduate $20,785 $22,060$22,751 High school graduate (includes equivalency) $29,614 $30,031$30,057 Some college or associate degree $36,742 $36,365$33,868 Bachelor’s degree $52,371 $47,539$46,785 Graduate or professional degree Median Earnings $63,274 $39,488$62,849 $35,540$57,232 $35,522 Greenville AndersonSpartanburg THE TREND: HIGHER DEGREE ATTAINMENT, HIGHER WAGES The highest median earnings are found in Greenville County, which also has the highest percentage of residents with an associate degree or higher at 44.3%.

Spartanburg Methodist College 1750 Powell Mill Road Spartanburg SC 29301 W. Scott Cochran 1911 1,040 16851 Private Science, Arts, Business Converse University 580 E. Main St. Spartanburg, SC 29302

Elizabeth Davis 1826 2,500 820231



Greenville Technical College 506 S. Pleasantburg Drive Greenville, SC 29607

Steven C Adamson 1839 820 19244 Private Biology, Business Administration, Sports Management University Center of Greenville 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Suite A7 Greenville, SC 29607

Public Associate in Science, Associate in Science-Jumpstart, Associate in Arts

David A. Taylor 1987 575 578 Public Bachelor of Business, RS in Nursing, Bachelor in Education ECPI University 1001 Keys Drive, Suite 100 Greenville SC 29615




Electronic Engineering Technology

Lander University 320 Stanley Ave. Greenwood, SC 29649

James P Clements, Robert Jones 1889 27,341 1,539 Public Engineering, Business, Biological Sciences


Bob Jones University 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd. Greenville SC 29614

Private Health sciences, politics and international affairs, communication studies

Stephen Pettit, Gary Weier 1927 3,155 870241 Private Business Administration, Nursing, Kinesiology

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William C. Crothers 1906 1,062 23652

Information Science

Private Business Administration, Human Services, Early Childhood and Family Studies

Ranked by Fall 2021

Nayef H. Samhat 1854 1,765 495178 Private Business, Biology, Economics Southern Wesleyan University 907 Wesleyan Drive Central, SC 29630

Karen Burgess 1999 400 6535 Nursing, and and and of constraints, only the top-ranked companies are published in the print edition. For a full list of organizations, visit or to by Report staff



Boone Hopkins 1889 834 23993 Private Business Administration, Child and Family Studies, Psychology Erskine College 2 Washington St. Due West, SC 29639

Faculty / Total Employees Public / Private Top Three Undergraduate Majors, by Enrollment 1

Furman University 3300 Poinsett Highway Greenville, SC 29613 • 1 Or graduate, if no undergraduate courses offered Researched

Richard E. Consetino 1872 3,825 474150 Public Business, Nursing, Psychology Although ever y effort is made to ensure accuracy, errors sometimes occur. Email additions


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Phone / Website / Email Executive(s) / Year Founded Enrollment

Keith L. Miller 1962 9,752 716334

Wofford College 429 N. Church St. Spartanburg, SC 29303

Clemson University 105 Sikes Hall Clemson, SC 29634 &


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Primary physicians per

capita Primary care physicians include practicing non-federal physicians (M.D.'s and D.O.'s) under age 75 specializing in general practice medicine, family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. The ratio represents the number of individuals served by one physician in a county, if the population was distributed equally across physicians. Spartanburg CountyGreenville County = 100 individuals940 to 1 Anderson County 1,440 to 11,510 to 1 Note: Total also includes Homicide and undetermined which are not shown on the graph. Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control Opioid crisis in South Carolina Opioids and other addictive drugs continue to cause death and illness across the state. The Upstate is no exception, with more than 350 drug-related overdose deaths recorded in Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson counties in 2020. Number of drug-related overdose deaths in S.C., 2020 Number of drug-related overdose deaths by county, 2020 Total drug PrescriptionoverdosesdrugoverdosesGreenvilleSpartanburg Anderson Greenville Spartanburg Anderson 145181 7511396 49 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 489 478 528 629 713 785 924 1,030 1,051 1,652 587 573 613 718 789 876 1,001 1,103 1,131 1,734 85 80 74 74 66 76 65 64 67 701500150018009006003000 SuicideUnintentionalTotal


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Move to Allendale County if you want to bump up your chances of an IRS audit. It's not a giant leap, but it leads the state. PAGE 38 » $34B South Carolina’s annual budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year. PAGE 36

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FAST FACTSSouth Carolina law requires the state to hold 5% of its General Fund in reserve. It’s the same concept as not spending all of your paycheck, just in case something happens. e General Reserve Fund for the 2022-23 scal year is almost $523 million. e Capital Reserve Fund is required by law to equal 2% of the General Fund and this year is a little more than $209 million.


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South Carolina is similar to a business when it comes to balancing the books and accounting for income, cash flow and expenditures. The S.C. Department of Administration offers a quick snapshot of the numbers in South Carolina's books.

$30B$35B$25B$20B$15B$10B$5B0 General funds Federal funds Other funds Total REVENUE STREAMS

$10 B $11.5B $34.3B $13B

$565,900,000 Almost $566 million from the S.C. Education Lottery is allocated to education expenses. Colleges and universities receive far less money than K-12 from the General Fund. For 2022-23, that amount is $900 million, an increase of $100 million over 2021-22.

Emergency funds

Education is the largest expenditure for state government. For Fiscal Year 2022-23, more than $5.1 billion, or 43% of the General Fund, is allocated for educational expenses in South Carolina.

South Carolina's annual budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year is more than $34 billion. The money comes from several revenue streams.


South Carolina’s constitution requires the state to maintain a rainy day fund for unexpected circumstances.

By law, the General Reserve Fund must be 5% of General Fund revenues and may be used to cover shortfalls from general funds receipts. For FY2022-23, the reserve fund is almost $523 million.

What about schools?


Accounting for SC’s finances

Source: S.C. Department of Administration, fiscal year 2022-2023

The Capital Reserve Fund must equal 2% of the General Fund. The money must be used to replenish the General Reserve Fund if necessary. However, if that money isn't needed, then the General Assembly can appropriate the money for one-time expenditures such as capital improvement projects. K-12 education receives the highest allocation of funding from the General Fund. For fiscal year 2022-23, it is budgeted for more than $3.6 billion, or 36% of the total General Fund budget.

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Y know the moment of dread comes every time you sign that 1040: this end up with a trip to the local IRS holding a of with sweaty palms? We understand your feeling, and so does ProPublica. Their journalists poured through mounds of data to analyze every county in the U.S. to determine how likely you are to get audited. We broke out the South Carolina stats to illustrate where the Palmetto State stands.




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What are your chances of getting audited in SC? County Audits per 1,000 Lexington 7.4 Berkeley 7.5 Dorchester 7.5 Greenville 7.7 Anderson 7.9 Charleston 7.9 Spartanburg 7.9 Horry 7.9 Newberry 8.0 Richland 8.1 Florence 8.7 Federal tax audits in selected S.C. counties These selected counties represent a geographic cross section of the state, ranked by lowest to highest rate of federal tax audits. County Audits per 1,000 Allendale 10.3 Dillon 9.7 Marion 9.7 Marlboro 9.7 Williamsburg 9.5 Most audited counties in S.C. County Audits per 1,000 Lexington 7.4 Berkeley 7.5 Dorchester 7.5 Pickens 7.5 York 7.6 Least audited counties in S.C. Sources: ProPublica, Census Bureau


Now you should definitely use a tax preparer, especially if you run a business, and consult a tax attorney if you think your tax situation might be an issue. Because these are statistics, you’re going to find that individual circumstances can sway one way or another. For comparison, the national rate of audits is 7.7 per 1,000 filings. The most audited county in the nation is Humphreys County, Miss., with 11.8 audits per 1,000 filings. The county near the Mississippi River Delta has a population of 8,257 people, according to the latest Census data. The reason for the high rates of audits in Humphreys County is because so many of the residents are poor. IRS data show that Americans with the lowest income and those who are exceptionally rich are audited at a higher rate than anyone else.

Truist Bank 1 N. Main St. Greenville, SC 29601

Arthur State Bank 100 E. Main St. Union, SC 29379 1933 1.68 $566,085 13 Countybank 419 Main GreenwoodSt.,SC 29646 R. Thornwell Dunlap III 1933 1.65 $554,511 9

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First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. 325 W. McBee Ave. Greenville, SC 29601 James G. Gulledge, Jr 1913 7.9 $2,659,011 33

South State Bank 200 E. Broad St. Greenville SC 29601

Stacy Brandon 1904 10.38 $3,492,704 25

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TD Bank N.A. 104 S. Main St. Greenville, SC 29601 David Lominack 1852 8.96 $3,013,648 19

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Justin Hawkins J. Mark Westmoreland 1852 14.4 $4,843,347 34 Bank of America N.A. 101 N. Main St. Greenville, SC 29609

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Ranked Company Phone / Website / Email Top Local Official(s) / Year Founded Market Share Market Deposits ($000) Market Offices

Mike Coggin 1934 6.7 $2,253,753 19 United Community Bank 2 W. Washington St., Suite 700 Greenville SC 29601 Rich Bradshaw, Lynn Harton 1950 5.1 $1,715,610 22

Southern First Bank 100 Verdae Blvd. Greenville, SC 29607 864-679-9480 Mike Dowling, Cal Hurst, Art Seaver, Jr 1999 3.48 $1,171,512 5 Bank of Travelers Rest 42 Plaza Drive Travelers Rest, SC 29690 1946 3.14 $1,055,078 10 GrandSouth Bank 381 Halton Road Greenville, SC 29607 JB 1998Schwiers 2.35 $788,989 5

Michael Brenan 1872 18.1 $6,089,665 41 Wells Fargo Bank N.A. 15 S. Main St. Greenville, SC 29601

Few sectors were as quiet as real estate in the rst few weeks a er COVID-19 sent people home to ride out what they hoped would be a short pandemic. But within a few months those same people were driving a hot real estate market as they decided to make the most of home. What remains to be seen is the long-term e ect of higher interest rates ushered in by rate hike from the Federal Reserve. We’ve already seen layo s among some mortgage companies as the rush cooled, and real estate data show time on the market slowing. feet in space in Greenville-Spartanburg. rates space has declined since 2020 now in the second quarter of 2022.

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last year. PRICES SURGE DURING PANDEMIC LOWER PRICES, QUICKER SALES $345,000$233,400 - Median sale price June 2022$200k$250k$400k$350k$300k$250k$200k$150k Source:





Greenville housing market trends median sale price of a home in the Greenville area has risen 15% over the last year. A shortage of available homes and a surge in demand has put strong pressure on home prices, but rising interest rates and inflation have started to temper some of that trend. The number of homes sold declined about 9.6% from June 2021 to June 2022, while days on the market stayed relatively stable at 40. Spartanburg market is more affordable than its neighbor to the west, and in don't stay available for long. days on market is they're decrease from the time



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Cameron Keegan 2013 $135,230,01545 353

Christopher B. Fraser 2013 88 $64,935,510 45121 Flex; health care; income-producing; industrial; land; multifamily; office; restaurant; retail; sports, entertainment; warehouse Colliers International 55 E. Camperdown Way, Suite 200 Greenville, SC 29601

Neil 2007Monaghan $49,848,26620 181

David M. Feild 1906 86 $547,873,252 120112 Flex; health care; industrial; land; multifamily; office; restaurant; retail; warehouse Lee & Associates Greenville / Spartanburg 101 W. Court St., Suite A Greenville, SC 29601

Keller Williams Realty 117 John B. White Blvd., Suite E Spartanburg SC 29301

The Burgess Co. LLC 37 Villa Road, Suite 200 Greenville SC 29615

Commercial Real Estate Firms

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Kevin P Bentley Marty Bentley Randall 2005Bentley 85 $4,500,000 115132 Flex; health care; hotel, motel; income-producing; industrial; land; multifamily; office; restaurant; retail; warehouse


Jeff Cook Real Estate 30 Orchard Park Drive, Suite 16 Greenville, SC 29615

Marcus Wondracek 2010 $58,806,2196 221 Monaghan Co. Real Estate 422 College Ave. Clemson SC 29631

Cardinal Commercial Properties 100 Orchard Park Drive, Suite 26262 Greenville, SC 29616

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Seabrook L. Marchant, Laura Marchant 1993Williams $154,605,55655 352 Re/Max Moves 100 Batesville Road, Suite C Simpsonville, SC 29681

Lyons Industrial Properties 812 E. Main St. Spartanburg, SC 29302

Gibbs Realty & Auction Co. Inc. 4891 S.C. Highway 153 Easley, SC 29642

Ranked by No. of Sale/Lease Transactions in 2021 Company Phone / Website / Email Top Local Official(s) / Year Founded Transactions:No./Value Comm. Brokers / Current Listings / Upstate Offices Types of Properties

Researched by Business Report staff

William A. Burgess 2009 80 166 Flex; health care; income-producing; industrial; land; office; restaurant; retail; warehouse

Matt Carter, Danny Joyner 1964 165 $320,200,000 94241 Agricultural; flex; health care; hotel, motel; income-producing; industrial; land; multifamily; office; restaurant; retail; sports, entertainment; warehouse Langston-Black Real Estate Inc. 400 Memorial Drive Ext., Suite 100 Greer SC 29651 Charles B. Langston 1992 130 $67,501,085 15151 Agricultural; flex; health care; income-producing; industrial; land; multifamily; office; restaurant; retail; warehouse Pintail Capital Partners LLC 24 Cleveland St., Suite 201 Greenville, SC 29601

Zach Hines, Lynn Spencer, Guy Harris 1986 462 $216,300,000 510202 Flex; health care; income-producing; industrial; land; multifamily; office; restaurant; retail; warehouse CBRE Inc. 355 S. Main St., Suite 70 Greenville, SC 29601 Stephen B. Smith 1988 250 $520,700,000 107151 Flex; income-producing; industrial; office; restaurant; retail; warehouse Joyner Commercial: The Commercial Division of Berkshire Hathaway C. Dan Joyner, Realtors 230 Buist Ave. Greenville SC 29609

Upstate Offices / Residential Agents

Patty Korahais 2005 $1,136,185,614349 4102 Wilson Associates Real Estate 213 E. Broad St. Greenville, SC 29601

Robert Leland Brissie 2013 63 $22,000,000 5021 Agricultural; flex; health care; hotel, motel; income-producing; industrial; land; multifamily; office; restaurant; retail; sports, entertainment; warehouse

Craig Bailey 1975 $101,000,00062 622

Joy Real Estate Co. Inc. 309 E. Butler Road Mauldin, SC 29662

Kris 2003McDonagh $64,200,00010 351

Wondracek Realty Group 101 Regency Commons Drive, Suite A Greer, SC 29650

Darrell Gibbs 1994 $45,260,5617 61

Luke Lyons Bobby W Lyons 1999 75 $28,500,000 3552 Flex; income-producing; industrial; warehouse

Stan 1988McAlister $111,521,52973 151

David Crigler, Danny Joyner 1964 $1,739,000,000452 39210

McAlister Realty 955 W. Wade Hampton Blvd., Suite 9B Greer SC 29650

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, Realtors 1016 Woods Crossing Road Greenville, SC 29607

Residential Real Estate Companies

Ernie Truman 2014 $67,410,83634 311

Jonathan A. Good 1986 1,255 $1,084,632,508 166723 Agricultural; flex; health care; hotel, motel; income-producing; industrial; land; multifamily; office; restaurant; retail; sports, entertainment; warehouse Spencer Hines Properties LLC 380 S. Pine SpartanburgSt.SC 29302

Sharon P Wilson 2014 $300,738,67241 281 Marchant Real Estate 100 W. Stone Ave. Greenville, SC 29609

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Stuart Wyeth, Tyson Smoak, Ross Kester 2015 92 $134,163,158 28121 Flex; health care; income-producing; industrial; land; office; restaurant; retail; sports, entertainment; warehouse Avison Young - South Carolina Inc. 656 S. Main St., Suite 200 Greenville, SC 29601


NAI Earle Furman 101 E. Washington St., Suite 400 Greenville, SC 29601

Carolina Moves Real Estate 455 Congaree Road Greenville, SC 29607

Ranked by $ Value of Residential Sales in 2021 in the Greenville Area Company Phone / Website / Email Top Local Official(s) / Year Founded Sales Volume (2021) / Current No. of Listings


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Camperdown Main Street & Broad Street, GreenvilleDeveloper/owner: Centennial AmericanProperties, GreenvilleArchitect: Wakefield Beasley & Associates,Alpharetta Ga.; Beau Welling Design, Greenville,land planning and landscape designProject manager: Centennial AmericanProperties, GreenvilleGeneral contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie,Birmingham, Ala. (Greenville office at 1 N. Main St.)Engineers: Waldrop Mechanical Services,Greer (HVAC and plumbing), Hayes & Lunsford,Greer (electrical), Century Fire, Duluth, Ga. (fireprotection), Bluewater Civil Design, GreenvilleEstimated completion date: Q1 2020 with grandopening scheduled for Q2 2020Estimated total cost New construction in the Upstate is puttingpeople to work while building, and creatingplaces to work when finished. This sectionbegins with a high-profile project.

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48 ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION | Source: U.S. Census Bureau Housing building permits for S.C. metro areas Spartanburg Columbia Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Charleston-NorthSummervilleCharleston= 200 homes, 2020 = 200 homes, 2021 = Percent change from 2020-2021 4,872 6,879 Annual privately owned housing units 8,604 2,876 3,613 8,734 10,454 8,284 25.63% 19.69% -3.72% 41.19% Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total construction costs for S.C. metro areas 0$250$500M$750M$1.0B$1.25B$1.5B$1.75B$2B$2.25BM 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Building costs have surged in the past two years, driven by pandemic-related supply chain issues with lumber, drywall and other material. THE TREND: MATERIAL PRICES UP Charleston-SummervilleAnderson-MauldinGreenville-SpartanburgColumbiaCharleston-North$904M$672M$171M $232M $329M $387M $434M $425M $577M $460M $760M $790M $840M $871M $963M $1.08B $1.47B $1.41B $1.81B $2.16B $1.21B $1.32B $1.44B $1.61B $1.56B $1.44B $1.85B $1.99B $1.08B $1.80B $1.63B $1.15B | ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION 49 IT’S TIME TO BINGE BUSINESS Subscribe to SCBIZtv and stay in tune with what’s happening across South Carolina. With nearly 150 videos (and counting), our YouTube channel features a wide variety of businessrelated content. Our playlists have something for everyone. What’s New and What’s Hot! Check out our new content as well as our trending videos on this ever-changing playlist. Coffee With This ongoing video series features business executives sharing insight about their business, the industry in which they work and the community in which they live. Coping with COVID Explore the impact the coronavirus is having on our daily lives, both at home and at the office. Recognition Events With events like Women of Influence in the Upstate, Icons and Phenoms in the Midlands and Health Care Heroes in the Lowcountry, SC Biz News honors the movers and shakers across the state.

S & ME Inc. 301 Zima Park Road Spartanburg, SC 29301

Frank Holley, Mike Baumbach 1968 $81,300,0003 6 2540% Design-build, construction management, general contracting and preconstruction ser vices

AECOM 10 Patewood Drive, Building VI, Suite 500 Greenville, SC 29615

David Misencik 2004 142 Aerospace technical services including design, fatigue/damage tolerance analysis, life limit extensions, and structural/electrical modifications

Judy Castleberry, Kevin Bean 1975 23840 Engineering, procurement, construction of complex capital projects, construction management, preconstruction services

BE&K Building Group 201 E. McBee Ave., Suite 400 Greenville, SC 29601

Vannoy Construction 10 S. Academy St., Suite 210 Greenville SC 29601

Raby Construction Co. 311 Haywood Road Greenville, SC 29607

Tricor Construction Inc. 1983 Chesnee Highway Spartanburg, SC 29303

Emily Swearingen 1970 8526

Todd Horne, Jay Taylor 1981 $33,700,00028 30 8551% Established in 1981; licensed general contractor offering clients project design, budgeting, bids, scheduling, value-engineering and a safety-conscious construction site

Brett Caldwell, David Caldwell, Gar y Caldwell 2005 $32,600,00022 25 10029% Institutional, medical, dental, commercial, office, retail, restaurant, industrial, partnering, design-build, pre-construction ser vices

Kelly F Cheek 2002 $25,000,000 70 Soil retention, including mechanically stabilized earth walls, earth anchors, reinforced slopes, shoring, micropiles; sound walls

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Davis & Floyd Inc. 1319 Highway 72/221 East Greenwood, SC 29649

Bluewater Civil Design PLLC 718 Lowndes Hill Road Greenville, SC 29607

Bill Fuller, Ross Clements, Lucas 1997Young 2511

Michael Raby 1996 $30,000,00025 20 9025% Commercial, industrial, multifamily, medical, infrastructure

AeSolutions 250 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 200 Greenville SC 29615

Avenger Aerospace Solutions Inc. 125 Byrdland Drive Greenville, SC 29607

O'Neal Inc. 10 Falcon Crest Drive Greenville, SC 29607

Phone / Website / Email Top Local Official(s) / Year Founded Engineers Employees/ Area(s) of Specialization

Daniel J. Stiles, Doug R. Dunko 2003 7511 Wetland delineation, slope stabilization, pavement and retaining wall design, 3D laser CCTV pipe inspections, aerial drone (UAS) surveying, infared Fuller Group LLC 1350 Cleveland St., Suite C Greenville, SC 29607

Structural engineering for commercial and industrial buildings; forensic investigations, building envelope consulting

DeVita & Associates Inc. 1150 E. Washington St. Greenville, SC 29601

Joe Bryant, Rick Schroder 1985 4715 Commercial, residential, mixed-use, office, campus, municipal, health care, industrial, streetscapes, parks and recreation

Goodwyn Mills Cawood 117 Welborn St. Greenville SC 29601

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Ranked by Construction Revenue Received in 2021 in the Greenville Area Company Phone / Website / Email Top Local Official(s) / Year Founded 2021: Construction Revenue Received / No. Contracts Completed No. of ContractsActive Employees / Work Performed in the Upstate Area of Specialization McCrory Construction 777 Lowndes Hill Road, Bldg. 3, Suite 107 Greenville, SC 29607

Roebuck Buildings Co. Inc. 3600 S. Church St. Extension Roebuck, SC 29376 Ken Anderson, Dean Anderson, Ryan Mabus 1947 $67,949,00018 22 8580% General contracting, design-build, design-bid-build and construction management of industrial and commercial projects

Clayton Construction Co. Inc. 121 Venture Blvd. Spartanburg, SC 29306

Allen Bridgers, Stephen Cooper, Don G. Warren 1918 $153,000,00016 18 4020% Design-build, pre-construction, construction management and general construction in commercial, retail, industrial and multifamily markets

Darren C. Springer, Thomas P Moran, W Derrick Hiott 1984 6320 Structural, precast concrete, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and commissioning services

Stephen L. Davis, Jason P Eppley 1954 7125 Civil, transportation, water/wastewater, stormwater, environmental, structural engineering; surveying; GIS; land planning; landscape architecture; CEI

SeamonWhiteside 508 Rhett St., Suite 101 Greenville, SC 29601

50 Engineering Firms

Ranked by No. of Licensed Engineers in the Greenville Area Company

Caldwell Constructors Inc. 340 Rocky Slope Road, Suite 204 Greenville, SC 29607

THS Constructors Inc. 150 Executive Center Drive, Suite 108 Greenville, SC 29615 Dana Emberton, Shane Whatley 2005 $74,700,00017 20 10024% Fast track, design-build, lump sum and construction management with areas in industrial, manufacturing, higher education, health care, office, research and development

DJ Doherty, Todd Malo 2012 $29,817,03432 36 10042% Commercial, health care, education, ecclesiastical, retail, industrial, municipal and historical renovations; BIM, construction management, preconstruction, facility maintenance

Angela Musselwhite, Howard Perry, Bill Schwartz Jr 1973 8028 Geotechnical and environmental engineering, environmental site assessments, special inspections and construction materials testing, chapter 1 code inspections, natural and cultural resources, air permitting, industrial hygiene, industrial permitting

Water & sewer, water & wastewater treatment, civil and site engineering, stormwater,transportation, environmental services

Mavin Construction 2 Ridgeway Ave. Greenville, SC 29607

Ken 1998O'Malley 10521

Tyler Morgan, Kevin Laird 1947 4013 Water, wastewater, site development, sports, recreation, education, environmental, transportation, commercial, industrial, landscape, master planning


Steven Barber, Gavin Axson, Ben 1964Barfield $120,000,00028 32 10052% Preconstruction ser vices, CM at-risk, design-build and assist, selfperformance for industrial, healthcare, multi-family, higher ed., mission critical, commercial, and life science and tech Triangle Construction Co. Inc. 2624 Laurens Road Greenville, SC 29607

Brasfield & Gorrie LLC 1 N. Main St., Suite 904 Greenville SC 29601

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Fluor 100 Fluor Daniel Drive Greenville SC 29607 1912 1,600116

Advanced technologies, infrastructure, life sciences, mining, metals and fertilizers, defense, intelligence, nuclear and civil, chemicals

Process safety management, combustion solutions, fire & gas detection, automation engineering, alarm management, safety instrumented systems

Chris Price, Jason S. Henderson, Lynn A. Solesbee, Paul J. Harrison 2010 2812 Civil engineering, sitework engineering, land development engineering, land planning, stormwater design and analysis, water design, sewer design EAS Professionals Inc. 9 Pilgrim GreenvilleRd.,SC 29607

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Charley Patrick 1947 $92,300,00029 25 10054% General contracting and ser vices in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia

John Montgomer y, Philip Dance 1952 $42,593,0958 14 744% General Contracting


Architecture Firms

Scott Johnston, David Anderssen, Kevin Davis 2001 195 Restorative architectural design

LS3P Associates Ltd. 2 W. Washington St., Suite 600 Greenville, SC 29601

Julie Weber, Geordan Terry, Jeff 1981Fogle 126 Located in Greenville since 1981; healthcare, education and faith-based communities Design Strategies LLC Architects / Engineers 130 S. Main St. Greenville, SC 29601

Ranked by No. of Licensed Architects in the Greenville Area Company

Michael Scott Lewis, Jerry Carter Page, David William Lewis 2002 73 Commercial architecture and planning services

John Edwards 1963 5419

Tara B. Hile, Chesley White, Kevin 2016Hyslop 75 Architecture firm

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture 400 Augusta St., Suite 200 Greenville, SC 29601

Architecture, planning and interior design firm

Studio-based architecture and interior design firm with offices in Greenville and Spartanburg; clients include K-12, higher education, healthcare, corporate, industrial, sports and recreation, retail, hospitality, community and civic design

Context Design Group PLLC 4 Washington Park Greenville, SC 29601

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Ron G. Smith Joseph M. Pazdan Brad B. Smith 1955 18156

Craig Gaulden Davis Inc. 19 Washington Park Greenville, SC 29601

Keith M. Clarke, Thomas S. Berry 1976 247

David L. Dixon, Scott E. Powell, Edward T Zeigler 1957 2310

Industrial, commercial, corporate office, retail, medical office Batson Associates Inc. 415 W. Washington St. Greenville SC 29601

MCA Architecture Inc. 28 Agora GreenvillePlace,SC29615

Benjamin T Rook 2002 205 Health care, research, corporate, commercial, institutional hospitality Johnston Design Group LLC 411 University Ridge, Suite D Greenville, SC 29601

SHLTR Architects LLC 108 Mohawk Drive, Suite B Greenville, SC 29609

Earth Design Inc. 1309 Grove Road Greenville, SC 29605


DP3 Architects Ltd. 15 S. Main St., Suite 400 Greenville, SC 29601

An architecture, interiors and planning firm providing services nationwide from our offices in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia

Brian Thomas, Ben Urueta, Meg 1984Terry 3012

Architecture, interior design, space planning and master planning for hospitality, higher education, community, office upfits, student centers, fire stations, public works and recreation facilities

Cheryl Brown, Rick Huffman, Holley Owings 1996 123 Landscape architecture, master planning, commercial, municipal and residential landscape design, ecological inventories and assessments, environmental design, habitat restoration ENGINEERING 51

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Developer/ownerClemson: Clemson University

United Community Bank Headquarters 200 East Camperdown Way

1 Avenue of Champions

Completion date: August Estimated total cost of project: $32,272,812

200 Masters Blvd., Anderson Developer/owner: Red Bullet, Anderson Architects: Architectural Design Center–ADC, Easley General contractor: McCrory Construction Engineers: Piedmont Mechanical, Spartanburg (mechanical); Walker & Whiteside, Greenville (electrical); Cam-Ful, Charlotte (plumbing); Site Design, Greenville (civil); Fuller Group, Greenville (structural) Estimated completion date: Fourth quarter 2022


This is an expansion to an existing facility for which McCrory recently completed a large renovation and expansion. The new project adds 150,000 square feet of warehouse and machine/maintenance shop with an area three-hour CMU separation wall. Site work includes an additional seven loading docks and truck apron, 16-foot-high segmented block retaining wall, and extension of the underground fire loop. St. Paul’s Church 304 E. Camperdown Way, Greenville Architects: McMillan Pazdan Smith, Greenville General contractor: Mavin Construction, Greenville Estimated completion date: June 2022


Completion date: December 2023

This project comprises ground-up construction of a 26,500-square-foot two-story church building. Included are 1.2 acres of site work for parking, connection to existing parking, and work associated with renovating the existing church entries as required to accommodate the new grading.

Architects: LS3P Associates, Charlotte Project manager: Brasfield & Gorrie, Greenville General contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie, Greenville

Estimated total cost of project: $48 million

Description: The Memorial Stadium Renovation at Clemson University is a 41,000-square-foot renovation of the existing football stadium on aClemson’s main campus. It includes an addition of premium seating and club spaces, fan experience upgrades, a new videoboard, renovation to the home team locker room, ADA accessibility and seating and a new parking lot.

Description: This project involves the new construction of UCB headquarters, along with three stories of parking structure and four stories of office space. This structure will be cast-in-place concrete with skin consisting of curtainwall/storefront/ACM/terracotta rain screen with a TPO roof, which will include a patio consisting of pavers.

Engineers: Land Planning Associates (civil), Jonathan CECI (landscape architecture), AECOM (structural) and RMF (mechanical, electrical and fire protection)

Red Bullet Spec Building

Owner:GreenvilleUnited Community Bank, Greenville Developer: The Furman Co., Greenville Architects: McMillan Pazdan Smith, Greenville Project manager: Harper General Contractors, Greenville General contractor: Harper General Contractors, Greenville Engineers: RMF Engineering, Charleston (mechanical, electrical and plumbing); Britt Peters & Associates (civil and structural)

Broad River Electric Construction 1036 Webber Road, Cowpens

Judson Mill 703 Easley Bridge Road, Greenville

Estimated completion date: Various completion dates by phase Judson Mill continues to grow with several new tenant upfits and building shell projects currently under construction. New tenant projects underway include JudHub, a shared office space oriented toward nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and other mission driven companies; Stumphy’s Hatchet House, an axe throwing venue; Magnetic South Brewery’s second Upstate location; and offices and event space for High Spirits Hospitality. Two new building shells are also being completed for future tenants. Abner Creek Middle School Spartanburg School District 5 Developer/owner:Spartanburg Spartanburg School District 5 Architects: LS3P Associates Ltd. Engineers: Burdette Engineering Inc. (electrical), Seamon Whiteside (civil), Miles Engineering (fire protection) Crow Bulman Engineering (mechanical) and Arrowood & Arrowood (structural)

A groundbreaking was held in May for Anderson University’s new Football Operations Building. Anderson University aims to field their inaugural Division II football team during the 2024 college football season. This building will serve as the home for the football program, featuring locker rooms, team meeting rooms, coaches’ offices, strength and conditioning spaces, and sports medicine. While primarily for the football program, the building will also provide spaces for other student athletes. | ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION 53

Developer/owner: Judson Mill Ventures, Greenville Architects: McMillan Pazdan Smith, Greenville General contractor: Triangle Construction, Greenville

Completion date: End of 2022 Estimated total cost of project: $51 million Description: New middle school up to 140,000 square feet designed for 900 people, (700 students) with construction starting November 2021.

Developer/owner: MBM Consulting, Greenville (owner’s rep) Architects: SGA Architecture, Greenville General contractor: McCrory Construction Engineers: Live Oak Consultants, North Charleston (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil structural) Estimated completion date: Third quarter 2022 This 62,900-square-foot project consists of a 27,600-square-foot, two-story office building, a 12,800-square-foot truck shed, and a 22,500-square-foot warehouse. The site includes a laydown yard, pole yard, transformer yard, damaged-line-equipment shed and fueling station.


Anderson University Football Operations Building Anderson University, 317 Boulevard, Anderson Developer/owner: Anderson University Architect: McMillan Pazdan Smith, Spartanburg General contractor: Hogan Construction Group, Easley Estimated completion date: Spring 2023

RESOURCESBUSINESS BUSINESS RESOURCES | www.gsabusiness.com54 FAST FACTSAvariety of government agencies, organizations and trade groups provide information for industrial growth, entrepreneurship and doing business among speci c sectors and in di erent counties and communities. A lot of the information found in Market Facts comes from these agencies after being distilled to the most comparative data for the Upstate. Direct help can be found by contacting these organizations, which are dedicated to providing avenues for businesses to locate and expand throughout the region and state by o ering reliable information and advice. » 1,542,936 2021 population of the 10-county Upstate region. PAGES 12-13 » 192,991 Total passenger traff ic at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in June 2022. PAGE 21 SECTION SPONSOR

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Patricia Pomeroy 1982 3573

Calhoun Falls Chamber of Commerce 101 W. Savannah St. Calhoun Falls SC 29628 cfchamber@wctel.net864-418-8672 Rebeca R. McCaslan 1970 40 Calhoun Falls To be an advocate for business, to promote business alliances, to provide valuable benefits and services to our members and to be a partner with economic development efforts in Fountain Inn and surrounding vicinities

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce 225 S. Limestone St. Gaffney, SC 29340

Mandy Chapman-Crain 2011 100 Upstate, greater Travelers Rest area, Slater, Marietta, north Greenville To foster economic development, support, community renewal, provide networking opportunities and encourage unity in the Greater Travelers Rest area

Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce 201 N. 1st St. Easley, SC 29640 Artis Bufford , Cynthia B. 1935Hopkins 3503 Easley, Pickens County and (AndersonPowdersvilleCounty)


In the Greenville Area, Ranked by No. of Members

Pamela Christopher 1903 7546 Anderson County Create an environment for healthy economic growth in the Anderson area and provide superior value for our members S.C. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1057 Taylors SC 29687

To promote economic vitality and a favorable business climate while protecting and improving the region's quality of life

Our mission is to promote member businesses, services and business development in the county of Pickens as well as the surrounding area. We advocate for our members through effective policy change, events & seminars, and promoting the area through tourism. Our Pickens Visitor Center provides information for visitors and new residents to Pickens and the surrounding area.

Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce 111 Trade St. Greer, SC 29651

Thais Voet Vincenc 1978Pearson 5501 NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, TN, MS, LA, AR, OK, TX, PR

Allen C. Smith, Dwayne Hatchett, John Kimbrell 2000 1,10019 Spartanburg county Primary point of contact for domestic and international companies considering locating or expanding in Spartanburg County, South Carolina Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce 129 N. Main St., Suite 200 Anderson, SC 29621

Phone / Website / Email Top Local Official(s) / Year Founded No. Membersof Employees/ Geographic Coverage Mission Statement Greenville Chamber 550 S. Main St. Greenville SC 29601

Laurens County To serve as the unified voice to promote, strengthen and develop Laurens County by connecting organizations, supporting businesses and building community

Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce 102 Depot St. Fountain Inn, SC 29644

Carlos Phillips 1879 1,65020 Greenville County, Upstate Lead, convene and mobilize the business community to drive regional economic growth

Amanda Munyan Greg 1978Alexander 3894

David Merhib 1937 5005 Greater Greer area Champion economic prosperity for our members and the Greater Greer community; our Chamber is made up of 600 members, including large and small businesses, government and nonprofit organizations, and individual realtors and entrepreneurs; members employ more than 50,000 people throughout our region

Evelyn Lugo 2007 7501 Statewide To promote and support the advancement of the economic growth of Hispanic businesses in South Carolina German American Chamber of CommerceS.C. Chapter 4 Washington Park Greenville, SC 29601

Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce 222 W. Main St. Pickens SC 29671

Laurens County Chamber of Commerce 291 Professional Park Road Clinton, SC 29325

Marnie Schwartz1954Hanley 2501 Upstate, SC.; Fountain Inn, including Greenville and Laurens counties

Frannie Stockwell 1947 3003 Cherokee County To be an advocate for members by promoting the growth of business, industry, and community

The GACC South is a private, non-profit organization and serves as the official representative of German industry and trade in the Southern U.S.; it is part of an international network composed of 140 German Chambers of Commerce Abroad and government offices in 92 countries; the GACCs are one of the largest bi-national chambers in the U.S.

Oconee County Chamber of Commerce 2 Leas Courtyard Drive Seneca, SC 29672 Crystal Romanyszyn 1906 3351 Oconee County To promote a thriving business community through connection, advocacy, and education

Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce 101 E. Butler Road Mauldin, SC 29662

Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce 105 W. Curtis St., Suite A Simpsonville, SC 29681

OneSpartanburg Inc. 105 N. Pine SpartanburgSt.,SC 29302


Providing leadership and resources to strengthen the greater Easley business community and create a positive business environment and member experience

Greater Travelers Rest Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 329 Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Chambers of Commerce

Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce 1105 Tiger Blvd. Clemson SC 29631 Merritt 1981RechicharSanders 3405 Clemson area, including Clemson, Pendleton, Central and Six Mile

Greater Mauldin area Advocate for the successful growth and development of area businesses, large and small; nurturing entrepreneurship and unifying the community

The Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce helps create a stronger community by supporting business community in the Greater Fountain Inn area through advocacy, public awareness and professional development

Allison McGarity 1980 4004 Simpsonville area and Greenville County The Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce provides leadership and advocacy to unite, promote, and improve our community

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Kimberly Smagala 1900 3002 Greater Pickens area


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Jonathon D. Hill (R) District 8 – Anderson County 803-212-6919

Roger A. Nutt (R) District 34 – Spartanburg County 803-212-6792

William M. “Bill” Chumley (R) District 35 – Greenville and Spartanburg 803-212-6894counties

Ross Turner (R) District 8 – Greenville County 803-212-6148

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Dwight A. Loftis (R) District 6 – Greenville County 803-212-6008

Anne J. Thayer (R) District 9 – Anderson County 803-212-6889

J. Anne Parks (D) District 12 – Greenwood and McCormick 803-734-3069counties

dam M. Morgan (R) District 20 – Greenville County 803-212-6795 Bobby J. Cox (R) District 21 – Greenville County 803-212-6883 Jason Elliott (R) District 22 – Greenville County 803-212-6877

Michael W. “Mike” Gambrell (R) District 4 – Abbeville, Anderson and Greenwood 803-212-6040counties

Thomas D. “Tom” Corbin (R) District 5 – Greenville and Spartanburg 803-212-6100counties

Neal A. Collins (R) District 5 – Pickens County 803-212-6913

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Craig A. Gagnon (R) District 11 – Abbeville and Anderson 803-212-6934counties

T. Alan Morgan (R) District 18 – Greenville County Patrick B. Haddon District 19 – Greenville County A803-212-6962

Ronnie W. Cromer (R) District 18 – Lexington, Newberry and Union 803-212-6240counties

William R. “Bill” Whitmire (R) District 1 – Oconee County 803-734-3068

Bruce W. Bannister (R) District 24 – Greenville County 803-212-6944

Billy Garrett (R) District 10 – Abbeville, Greenwood, McCormick and Saluda counties 803-212-6032

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Jerry T. Carter (R) District 3 – Pickens County 803-212-6908

David R. Hiott (R) District 4 – Pickens County 803-734-3022

Rosalyn D. Henderson-Myers (D) District 31 – Spartanburg County 803-212-6965

Max T. Hyde Jr. (R) District 32 – Spartanburg County 803-212-6790

Steven Wayne Long (R) District 37 – Spartanburg County 803-212-6878

Shane R. Martin (R) District 13 – Greenville, Spartanburg and Union 803-212-6420counties

Garry R. Smith (R) District 27 – Greenville County 803-734-3141 Ashley B. Trantham (R) District 28 – Greenville County 803-212-6966

Karl B. Allen (D) District 7 – Greenville County 803-212-6008

William E. “Bill” Sandifer III (R) District 2 – Oconee and Pickens counties 803-734-3015

Josiah Magnuson (R) District 38 – Spartanburg County 803-212-6876

Travis A. Moore (R) District 33 – Spartanburg County 803-212-6893

W. Brian White (R) District 6 – Anderson County 803-734-3144

Josh Kimbrell (R) District 11 – Spartanburg County 803-212-6108

Scott Talley (R) District 12 – Greenville and Spartanburg 803-212-6048counties

Leon D. "Doug" Gilliam (R) District 42 – Laurens and Union counties 803-212-6968

Leola C. Robinson (D) District 25 – Greenville County 803-212-6941

John Taliaferro “Jay” West IV (R) District 7 – Abbeville and Anderson 803-212-6954counties

Daniel B. “Danny” Verdin III (R) District 9 – Greenville and Laurens 803-212-6250counties

John R. McCravy III (R) District 13 – Greenwood County 803-212-6939 Stewart O. Jones (R) District 14 – Greenwood and Laurens 803-212-6713counties

Westley P. "West" Cox (R) District 10 – Anderson, Greenville and Pickens 803-212-6931counties

Mark N. Willis (R) District 16 – Greenville, Laurens counties 803-212-6882

Harvey S. Peeler Jr. (R) District 14 – Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union and York 803-212-6430counties

Richard J. Cash (R) District 3 – Anderson County 803-212-6124

Dennis C. Moss (R) District 29 – Cherokee, Chester and York 803-734-3073counties

Merita A. “Rita” Allison (R) District 36 – Greenville and Spartanburg 803-734-3053counties

Chandra E. Dillard (D) District 23 – Greenville County 803-212-6791

James Mikell “Mike” Burns (R) District 17 – Greenville County 803-212-6891

Upstate SC Alliance 3 Research Drive, Suite 230 Greenville, SC 29607

The South Carolina SBDC's mission is to advance South Carolina's economic development by helping entrepreneurs grow successful businesses

Ten at the Top 150 Executive Center Drive, Suite 202 Greenville, SC 29615

Economic Development Organizations

Brad Van Meter, Fred 2016Payne 1 Use innovative solutions to promote economic development. A 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation dba CarolinaBuy to promote cooperative purchasing options with AEPA for K-20 schools, governments, agencies, & nonprofits from Vendors offering quality products at competitive prices. Providing grants to Consortia Member sponsors and to entities improving Mobility is for All using ACES technologies

Because of space constraints, sometimes only the top-ranked companies are published in the print edition. For a full list of participating organizations, visit

Primary point of contact for domestic and international companies considering locating or expanding in Spartanburg County, South Carolina

Ben Smith, Andrea 1979Galehouse 10

Clemson University Research Foundation 391 College Ave., Suite 401 Clemson, SC 29631

Phone / Website / Email Top Official(s) / Year Founded Employees Mission Statement

Mark Farris 2001 7

SCBIO 1140 Woodruff Road, Suite 106 Greenville, SC 29607

James Chappell Erin Ford, Sam Patrick 2010 5 Build the nation's most industry-friendly and innovative life sciences ecosystem and business environment to fuel the knowledge economy in South Carolina

Appalachian Council of Governments 30 Century Circle Greenville, SC 29607


Karen Gordon, Danny Moyd, Jody Bryson 1964 7 Served by Donaldson Field, the state's largest general aviation airport, and ITIC, South Carolina's world-class automotive test track, SCTAC strives to provide unparalleled services and amenities to the Southeast's booming automotive, aerospace and tech-centric industries

Anderson County Economic Development 1428 Pearman Dairy Road Anderson SC 29625

City of Anderson Economic Development 102 N. Murray Ave. Anderson SC 29625

A public/private regional economic development organization whose mission is to position Upstate South Carolina to excel in the global economy through strategic marketing, collaboration, and thought leadership. Achieved by working as a team with local economic developers, investors and SC Commerce

Reno Deaton 2002 3 Retention of Greer's existing businesses; recruiting targeted industries and high-impact commercial businesses; coordinating the recruitment and redevelopment activities for historic downtown Greer; facilitating the development of new sites and buildings to encourage new, high-quality development; marketing the Greer community

Laurens County Development Corp 224 E. Public Square Laurens, SC 29360

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Douglas F Dent 2012 2 Bring economic opportunity and community services back to the Textile Crescent and other underserved areas of Greenville County Carolinas Alliance 4 Innovation 1907 Bethel Road Simpsonville SC 29681

Chris Gesswein 1982 10

Jonathan A Coleman 2007 3 Ensure Laurens County continues to be a community of “accelerating progress” that focuses on economic opportunities that result in a viable future for all residents

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S.C. Technology & Aviation Center 2 Exchange St. Greenville, SC 29605

Teri Cox Gilstrap, A. Burriss Nelson 1986 6 Recruit, create and support new industries within Anderson County and provide support to existing industries and businesses, in order to create jobs, wealth and an expanded tax base in Anderson County

Courtney Ashley, Merle 1831Johnson 5

To promote a variety of activities and programs designed to obtain a healthy balance of strategic economic growth and improved quality of life, including facilitating public-private partnerships and implementing programs for business recruitment and retention

Greenville Area Development Corp 233 N. Main St., Suite 250 Greenville, SC 29601

OneSpartanburg Inc. 105 N. Pine SpartanburgSt.,SC 29302

Connally Bradley 1982 5 We provide SBA 504 loans and ADC loans throughout South Carolina to assist in the growth and economic development of businesses

Greer Development Corp 111 S. Main St., Suite B Greer, SC 29650

Appalachian Development Corp 880 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Suite 3E Greenville, SC 29607

Dean Hybl 2009 7 Foster trust and collaboration through partnerships and cooperation that impact economic vitality and quality of life across Upstate South Carolina

Recruit new manufacturing, logistics and distribution, and office/corporate headquarters to Greenville, and help existing industries grow and expand with the overall goal of raising quality of life and per capita incomes for Greenville County citizens. GADC works with both public and private partners to help make our area a better place to live and work by "Growing Greenville Together".

City of Greenville Economic Development Department 206 S. Main St., 9th Floor Greenville, SC 29601

John H. Lummus 2000 11

Clemson Region Small Business Development Centers 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Suite C-12 Greenville SC 29607

Steven R. Pelissier 1965 47

Allen C. Smith, Dwayne Hatchett, John Kimbrell 2000 19

Appalachian Council of Governments is a voluntary organization of local governments in Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg Counties in Upstate South Carolina. Created in 1965, the Council of Governments has become a valuable resource for area local governments in the areas of public administration, planning, information systems and technology, grants, workforce devel.

2014 3 Oversees plans and programs fostering the economic development and redevelopment of the city, including business recruitment, real estate development, business expansion and retention, Downtown vibrancy, and the promotion and planning of signature events.

Ranked by No. of Employees in the Greenville Area Company

Our primary mission is to advance the research enterprise through support of Clemson University faculty and students engaged in research to connect them to respective industry partners

Greenville Revitalization Corp 301 University Ridge, Suite 2500 Greenville, SC 29601 864-242-9801, ext. 122

BUSINESS RESOURCES | www.gsabusiness.com60 CorporateINDEXMilestones...................................................................................... 4 60 Years of Transforming Lives and Building Strong Communities 5 Roebuck Buildings Reaches 75 Years Because Of How It Treats People 6 Trehel Celebrates 40 Years of Commitment to Customers and Employees................................................. 8 Demographics, Employment & Economic Development ...........................12 Upstate Counties 12-13 Distribution and logistics in South Carolina 14 South Carolina Ports Economic Impact ........................................................................................................................ 14 S.C. State Ports Authority, FY2021 vs. FY2022 ............................................................................................................. 18 Aerospace industry’s effect on SC exports 19 South Carolina craft breweries, 2021 20 Total passengers at GSP International Airport, Jan. 2019-June 2022 21 Education ........................................................................................................ 22 Enrollment analysis of technical colleges and research institutions, 2009–2020 24 Annual college tuition costs 24 Southeast has lowest spending per pupil .................................................................................................................. 25 The connection between education and earnings ................................................................................................ 26 Median earnings of population 25 years and over, 2020 .................................................................................... 26 Colleges & Universities 27 Medical and Health Care ............................................................................... 28 Primary care physicians per capita ............................................................................................................................... 30 Opioid crisis in South Carolina .......................................................................................................................................... 30 Primary care physicians per capita 28 Finance ............................................................................................................ 32 Accounting for S.C.’s finances ............................................................................................................................................ 34 What are your chances of getting audited in S.C.? ................................................................................................ 36 Banks 37 Real Estate ...................................................................................................... 38 Greenville housing market trends ...................................................................................................................................40 Spartanburg housing market trends 40 Residential Real Estate Companies ................................................................................................................................ 42 Commercial Real Estate Companies 42 Greenville-Spartanburg off ice submarket comparison, Q2 2022 44 Architecture, Engineering and Construction .............................................46 Housing building permits for S.C. metro areas ......................................................................................................... 48 Total construction costs for S.C. metro areas 48 Engineering Firms.................................................................................................................................................................... 50 General Contractors 50 Architecture Firms .................................................................................................................................................................... 51 Upstate Under Construction 52-53 Business Resources ...................................................................................... 54 Chambers of Commerce 56 S.C. Constitutional Off ices .................................................................................................................................................... 57 Upstate Congressional Representation U.S. Senate 57 U.S. House .................................................................................................................................................................................... 57 S.C. General Assembly S.C. Senate 57 S.C. House of Representatives ........................................................................................................................................... 58 Economic Development Organizations 59

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