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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Spartanburg Water Quality Partners booth

Spartanburg Water Partners

“Stop by our Spartanburg Water Quality Partners booth at this year’s Piedmont Interstate Fair from October 10th-16th to learn about the many services and activities offered by the County’s Parks and Recreation, Stormwater, Environmental Enforcement, and ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

UpstatebizSC: Spartanburg County recognized in healthiest cities and county challenge

Healthy Community

By: Staff report, UpstatebizSC

Spartanburg County has been selected as one of 50 communities to participate in the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge: HealthyCommunity50. The Challenge, a partnership between the Aetna Foundation, the American P...Read on...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

GoUpstate: "Gateway to the World" SC Inland Ports Fuels Upstate Growth; Expansion Planned

Inland Port Fuels Growth

By Bob Montgomery, Spartanburg Herald Journal

In economic terms, the South Carolina Inland Port in Greer has become the Upstate's “gateway to the world" and has exceeded all expectations since it opened just three years ago to serve its first cust...Read on...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Panthers break camp attendance record

Panthers Camp Attendance Records

By Brian Strickland, Senior Writer, Carolina Panthers.com

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Carolina Panthers have a new attendance record, and they're not even close to the finish line. Just halfway through 2016 training camp presented by Lowe's, the Panthers ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

GoUpstate: Spartanburg Housing Market Booming

Upstate Housing Market

By Bob Montgomery, Spartanburg Herald Journal

The housing market here is hotter than an August day in Spartanburg. “It's most definitely a seller's market,” said home builder Manning Lynch of Spartanburg. “I'm selling everything I'm building well befor...Read on...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

GoUpstate: Olympians' outfits have ties to Inman Mills, Spartanburg County

Olympians Outfits

By Zach Fox, Spartanburg Herald Journal

The outfits American athletes will be wearing during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games have close-knit ties with Spartanburg County. Workers at the Inman Mills plant in Enoree produced ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

GoUpstate: SC Inland Port in Spartanburg County reports record volume in last fiscal year

Inland Port record volume

By Bob Montgomery, Spartanburg Herald Journal

The Inland Port in Greer handled a record number of containers this past year, as its customer base continues to grow. The S.C. Ports Authority …said the Inland Port handled 91,698 containers during the fi...Read on...

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Posted on: July 6, 2016

GoUpstate: BMW Supplier, International Mold Corporation, to build plant in Greer

IMC building in Greer

By Bob Montgomery, Spartanburg Herald Journal

A BMW supplier says it will build a new plant in Spartanburg County and employ up to 110 new workers, with hiring to start in early 2017. International Mold Corp. of Clinton Township, Mich., recently bought...Read on...

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Posted on: July 6, 2016

GoUpstate: Xytel invests in Spartanburg-based HQ

Xytel Relocates HQ

By Bob Montgomery, Spartanburg Herald Journal

If you've taken vitamins, had decaffeinated coffee or used biodegradable plastic, that product might have been made better with the help of a Spartanburg-made pilot plant. Helping oil, chemical and biofuel...Read on...

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

Drayton Mills Marketplace to welcome new Rick Erwin restaurant

Drayton Mills Marketplace

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Drayton Mills Marketplace, a first-its-kind, mixed-use commercial space, announced on Thursday four anchor tenants, including a new concept from noted Upstate restaurateur Rick Erwin. Drayton Mills Marketplace is the commercial portion...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

GoUpstate: BMW's $1B project to boost vehicle production to 450,000 a year

BMW Exspansion

By Bob Montgomery, Spartanburg Herald Journal

Not only is BMW adding 800 new jobs to its 8,000-employee workforce with a $1 billion expansion project announced in March 2014, but it will have 1,700 robots doing much of the work when the latest body sho...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

GoUpstate: Kobelco celebrates opening of Spartanburg facility

Kobelco Opening

By Bob Montgomery, Spartanburg Herald Journal

A Japanese company that makes excavators for worldwide distribution celebrated the opening of its new $41 million facility that will create 131 jobs at the Tyger River Industrial Park in Spartanburg County....Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

GoUpstate: New Rite Aid distribution center opens in Spartanburg County

Rite Aid Distribution

By Bob Montgomery, Spartanburg Herald Journal

Rite Aid Corp. on Wednesday officially opened its new $90 million Spartanburg County distribution center that is designed to get its products to 1,000 stores in the Southeast more quickly and efficiently. T...Read on...

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Posted on: May 31, 2016

Spartanburg County Citizens’ Academy Spring 2016

Citizen's Academy Spring 2016

Spartanburg County Citizens’ Academy:

Spartanburg County held its 18th Citizens’ Academy Graduation at its County Council meeting on Monday, May 16th.

1st Row – Left to Right: Carolyn Beason, Ron Patane, Louis Dean Oglesby, Mae Helen Oglesby, Cynth...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Discover South Carolina: Bicycle Friendly South Carolina Communities

Bicycle Friendly

By Marie McAden, Discover South Carolina, SCPRT

Last year, the League of American Bicyclists awarded Hilton Head Island silver status as a “Bicycle Friendly Community,” making it one of a select group of cities in the Southeast to receive the prestigio...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Discover South Carolina: 5 Fun Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Spartanburg

Enjoy Spartanburg Outdoors

By: Marie McAden, Discover South Carolina, SCPRT

Tucked among the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Spartanburg, South Carolina has no shortage of opportunities to get outdoors for a little fun time. You won’t have to travel far from its historic ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

Greenville News: Hwy 290 develops into industrial growth "hot spot"

Highway 290 Hot Spot

By Rudolph Bell, Greenville News

Industrial development is occurring in many places across the Upstate but nowhere more intensely than along the State 290 corridor in western Spartanburg County. The longtime cluster of factories near the intersection w...Read on...

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Posted on: May 20, 2016

GoUpstate: Spartanburg Regional begins upgrades with ER renovation

Spartanburg Regional

By Bob Montgomery, Spartanburg Herald Journal

Spartanburg Medical Center has begun renovating space above its emergency room, part of the first phase of Spartanburg Regional Health System's 10-year, $500 million project to modernize facilities.

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Posted on: May 20, 2016

GoUpstate: J. Grady Randolph Inc relocating offices to Spartanburg County

J. Grady Randolph Inc

By Chris Lavender, Spartanburg Herald Journal

Trucking company J. Grady Randolph Inc. plans to bring 100 jobs to Greer in July. The company has outgrown its facility in Greenville and is currently constructing a 12,000-square-foot building at 3085 High...Read on...

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Posted on: May 20, 2016

GoUpstate: Inman lays groundwork for growth

Inman Growth

By: Bob Montgomery, Spartanburg Herald Journal

Anyone looking for the next hot spot for growth need look no farther than Inman. Community leaders are busy planting the seeds they hope will produce new development for years to come.

Earlier this week...Read on...

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Posted on: May 20, 2016

GoUpstate: Michelin plans to bring jobs, distribution center to County

Michelin Distribution Center

By Chris Lavender, Spartanburg Herald Journal

Michelin's plan to build a distribution center and bring up to 350 jobs to Spartanburg County continues to move forward.

"This is one of the most outstanding and exciting developments because the M...Read on...

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Posted on: May 20, 2016

GoUpstate: 3.5 Millionth BMW produced in Spartanburg County

BMW 3.5 Millionth

From Staff Reports, Spartanburg Herald Journal

The 3.5 Millionth BMW produced in South Carolina, a BMW X4 xDrive20i, is driven off the Assembly Line.

"This achievement is due to the outstanding commitment and dedication of our Associates to pro...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

GoUpstate: Spartanburg County Detention Center to offer GED program to inmates

Inmate GED

By Daniel Gross, Spartanburg Herald Journal

Inmates at the Spartanburg County jail will soon have the opportunity to earn their GED behind bars.
On Monday, the detention center and Spartanburg County Adult Education will begin offering General Educati...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

GoUpstate: New Park Opens in Spartanburg County

New Park

By Chris Lavender, Spartanburg Herald Journal

A new park is offering Spartanburg County residents another place for recreational activities.

Construction on Holston Creek Park at 7561 New Cut Road, Inman, was completed in March. Spartanburg County C...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

GoUpstate: Disc golf players to test-drive new Spartanburg County course

Disc Golf

By Chris Lavender, Spartanburg Herald Journal

Disc golf enthusiasts will inaugurate the new 27-hole course at Holston Creek Park with a tournament Saturday.

One hundred players are registered for the 10 a.m. event in Inman, with 30 more on a waiting...Read on...

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Posted on: April 6, 2016

GoUpstate: Chinese manufacturer to build Spartanburg County plant

New Manufacturer Coming to Spartanburg County

From staff reports, Spartanburg Herald Journal

A BMW supplier from China will break ground Tuesday on a new production plant in Spartanburg County.
Jiangnan Mold Plastic Technology Corp. announced Monday it will invest $45 million to build a 260,000-s...Read on...

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

GoUpstate: Spartanburg County-made X models a bright spot for BMW March sales

BMW X Models

By Trevor Anderson, Spartanburg Herald Journal

Sales of BMW X models produced in Spartanburg County — the X3, X4 and X6 — increased in March, despite a more than 13 percent decrease in the automaker’s U.S. sales during the month.

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

GoUpstate: Spartanburg County to play role in $317M textile innovation initiative

Economic News

By Trevor Anderson, Spartanburg Herald Journal

Four South Carolina institutions, including two in Spartanburg County, will be part of a national effort marrying technology with textiles to create “an industry that does not yet exist.”

U.S. Secretar...Read on...

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Posted on: March 30, 2016

Delta Power Equipment Corp. is moving to Spartanburg

Economic News

Staff Reports, GSA Business News

Delta Power Equipment Corp. is moving from rented space in Anderson to a larger, 133,240-square foot complex the company has purchased in Spartanburg. Brian Marshall, the company’s business development director, said t...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

County unveils new Website App

Mobile App

Spartanburg County has launched its much awaited website app as another tool for citizens and businesses to use to contact the County and to access information electronically. Job posting, news alerts, FAQs, online forms, the County calendar, staff direct...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

GoUpstate: "There's Only One. Spartanburg."

There's Only One Spartanburg

By Trevor Anderson, Spartanburg Herald Journal

Hundreds of business leaders and elected officials toasted Spartanburg County's successes from the past year and momentum for the future during the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce annual celebration T...Read on...

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Posted on: March 21, 2016

GoUpstate: 2 millionth Spartanburg County Made BMW shipped through Charleston

2 Million BMW

By Bruce Smith, Associated Press

CHARLESTON — Two million BMWs made in South Carolina have been exported, a milestone reached Thursday when a metallic gray BMW X-5 was driven aboard a green-and-white auto carrier ship at the docks in downtown Charlesto...Read on...

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Posted on: March 21, 2016

National Association of Counties: Spartanburg County SC Lands RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Announcement

By Andrew Whitacre, National Association of Counties County News

Spartanburg County, S.C. is the recipient of a 2015 Culture of Health award presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) as part of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps pro...Read on...

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Posted on: March 21, 2016

GoUpstate: Spartanburg Children return to reopened Cleveland Park

Cleveland Park

By Allison M. Roberts, Spartanburg Herald Journal

The playground at Cleveland Park was once again filled with the shouts and laughter of children Saturday morning.

Jim Campbell, former director of for the Spartanburg County Parks Department, first p...Read on...

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Posted on: March 18, 2016

GoUpstate: Chesnee Cheerleaders Win 3rd Straight 2A Title

Chesnee Chearleaders

From Staff Reports, Spartanburg Herald Journal

Chesnee won its third straight 2A competitive cheer state title.

On March 21, 2016, County Council will recognize the team for the pride and honor that the team has brought to the County by being regio...Read on...

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

GoUpstate: Landrum named one of the South's best small towns

Landrum Small Town

By Chris Lavender, Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Landrum's charm and attractions continue to draw national attention.

The city was named by Southern Living Magazine as one of the South's Best Small Towns for 2016. The magazine's list of 20 best small t...Read on...

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

GoUpstate: Spartanburg County-based BMW: 2015 Leading Automotive Exporter in USA

BMW Leading Exporter

From staff reports, Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Spartanburg County-based BMW Manufacturing Co. said it was the leading automotive exporter in the country in 2015.

Citing data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the automaker said its exports throug...Read on...

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

GoUpstate: Koeberlein & Seigert validates decision to locate in Spartanburg County

Economic News

By Trevor Anderson, Spartanburg Herald-Journal

A local manufacturer with German roots recently celebrated its 15th year in Spartanburg County.

Koeberlein & Seigert, at 7461 Highway 11 in Campobello, has carved out a niche in North America with i...Read on...

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Posted on: February 16, 2016

County wins prestigious Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Regional Cooperation Award

Award

The Spartanburg County Parks Department’s senior wellness initiative recently earned a statewide honor that recognizes government groups that work cooperatively on projects.

The Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Regional Cooperation Award was created to highl...Read on...

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

Praxair will build air separation plant next to Toray

Economic News

By Trevor Anderson, Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Construction of Toray’s $1.4 billion carbon fiber plant in Moore has just begun, and the Japanese manufacturer has already attracted more economic development to Spartanburg County.

Praxair, an industri...Read on...

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

Environmental Enforcement Director Jamie Nelson Receives National Recognition

Palmetto Pride

Keep America Beautiful, Inc, (KAB) presented top honors to South Carolina affiliates and to Jamie Nelson, Director of Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement Agency, at its national conference this week. Jamie Nelson received the Law Enforcement Awar...Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2016

Spartanburg County, City Announce Changes to Recycling Programs

Recycling Changes

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Feb. 3, 2016) — Due to significant changes in the recycling marketplace, glass will no longer be accepted as of March 1 at Spartanburg County recycling centers or through the City of Spartanburg’s residential curbside recycling collecti...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2016

GoUpstate: Italy-based Trelleborg Wheel Systems opens new Spartanburg manufacturing plant

Trelleborg Wheel Systems

By: Trevor Anderson, Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Italy-based Trelleborg Wheel Systems unveiled its $50 million, 150,000-square-foot production plant in Spartanburg County. A company official said the plant has already hired 52 employees and expects to a...Read on...

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Posted on: January 26, 2016

Senior Citizen Travel: Spartanburg County has 'lots to offer' visitors

Spartanburg Senior Citizens

By Jim Becker, Senior Citizen Travel

Spartanburg, the county seat of Spartanburg County, with a population right at 38,000 residents, has lots of offer senior visitors.

This region of the Carolina Piedmont was for centuries a cherished hunting groun...Read on...

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

Spartanburg County facility is ‘the biggest plant in the BMW world now’

Arial shot of BMW

A top-ranking BMW Group official on Monday praised the automaker’s Spartanburg County plant.

During a conversation with CNBC’s Phil LeBeau about the new X4 M40i, Ian Robertson, with BMW Group’s Board of Management, said the Spartanburg County facility ...Read on...

For a look at the interview, visit CNBC’s website
Posted on: January 20, 2016

Toray breaks ground on $1.4B plant in Spartanburg County

TORAY Ground Breaking

Spartanburg County celebrated another economic milestone Tuesday as state and local leaders joined Toray Industries executives in breaking ground on the Japanese company’s $1.4 billion plant in Moore.

The facility, which is being constructed on 400 acr...Read on...

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

Kevin Stiens Named New Director of Parks and Recreation for Spartanburg County

Kevin Stiens

Kevin Stiens has officially stepped into the role of Director of Parks and Recreation for Spartanburg County. He joined the department on Monday, January 11th. Stiens comes to Spartanburg County from the City of Greenville’s Parks and Recreation Departmen...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2016

WYFF: Upstate city is ‘biggest economic development success story in state’

City of Spartanburg

WYFF: Upstate city is ‘biggest economic development success story in state’

By Mike McCormick, WYFF

Expansion, extended hours and construction are signs of Spartanburg's ongoing success.
"Spartanburg is the biggest economic development story n...Read on...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

GoUpstate: Spartanburg named 'recession busting' city

Spartanburg Rainbow

By: Chris Lavender, Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Spartanburg's rebound from the Great Recession has received national attention

Area Development magazine ranked 373 metropolitan areas across 21 economic and work force indicators. Spartanburg ranked 16...Read on...

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Posted on: December 14, 2015

Spartanburg County Emergency Notification System (ENS)

Code Red Signup

The Spartanburg County Emergency Notification System (ENS) provides a unique 24-hour telephone warning system under our contract with Code Red. The Code Red ENS system can provide citizens with critical information, warning and/or advisories concerning an...Read on...

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Posted on: December 11, 2015

Holston Creek Park Construction Update

holston creek.jpg

The new Holston Creek Park phase I will be complete by the end of January 2016. Boasting the most beautiful mountain view in Spartanburg County, Holston Creek Park offers two full-sized baseball/softball fields, a multipurpose field, a large picnic shelte...Read on...

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Posted on: December 7, 2015

County Launches New Website

New County Website

The new SpartanburgCounty.org represents the first overhaul of the government website in 13 years. The new site includes numerous features that will allow residents to more easily access information. Residents are able to sign up for text message or email...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

Mountain Biking

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...