Beacon Partners starts spec building in Greer

Partnering with developer Allen Cullum, Beacon Partners of Charlotte has broken ground on a 240,020-square-foot spec industrial building at Greer. The planned class A space at 545 Brookshire Road is about 2 miles from Interstate 85, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and the S.C. Inland Port. The project is expected to be finished in February. Sean McDonnell of Beacon Partners said the …

Alyssa BennettBeacon Partners starts spec building in Greer

2015 Panthers camp economic impact seen at $6M

The city of Spartanburg saw an increase in visitors to the area of nearly 60% from last year during the Carolina Panthers’ training camp at Wofford College. According to the Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, there were 77,625 visitors to the 21-day training camp for the National Football League franchise based in Charlotte. “I think it was a perfect storm,” …

Alyssa Bennett2015 Panthers camp economic impact seen at $6M

Greenville Chamber’s Haskew retiring

Ben Haskew, president and CEO of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, has announced plans to retire. He will remain with the chamber until a replacement is found. Haskew has served as chamber president and CEO for nearly 12 years, having come to Greenville in December 2003 following four years as director of the Florida Chamber Federation, an initiative of the …

Alyssa BennettGreenville Chamber’s Haskew retiring

Laurens Road restaurant looking to be ‘green certified’

Construction has started on Kitchen Sync, which co-owner Kevin Feeny said he expects will become Greenville’s “first green-certified restaurant.” Feeny said he has been operating a franchise restaurant in Raleigh and is returning to Greenville in the venture that he and family partners plan to open in January at 1609 Laurens Road. Feeny said the “highly traveled” location is two …

Alyssa BennettLaurens Road restaurant looking to be ‘green certified’

BMW’s Associate Family Health Center gets LEED certification

BMW’s Associate Family Health Center has received Silver Certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’sLeadership in Environmental and Energy Design certification program. The center, a 25,000-square-foot facility adjacent to BMW Manufacturing Co. in Greer, is operated by Premise Health and provides primary care services, dental, vision, occupational health and physical therapy and also features an on-site pharmacy. “This project offers …

Alyssa BennettBMW’s Associate Family Health Center gets LEED certification

Duke proposes expedited announcement for new transmission line

Duke Energy has moved its timeline for announcing a new transmission line located in the Upstate from January 2016 to October 2015. The proposed 40-mile line will connect a new substation in Campobello with Duke Energy’s new Asheville power plant. The company said it was part of its $1.1 billion Western Carolinas modernization project “that includes replacing [the] Asheville coal …

Alyssa BennettDuke proposes expedited announcement for new transmission line

Scholarship recipient refining neonatal app for new business

Following the sudden deaths of an infant son and a year later a newborn daughter, Shante Nixon found herself on a personal mission stemming from the anguish she experienced from neonatal intensive care. Nixon has returned to her day job but spends much of her spare time looking for a way for technology to help others who find themselves dealing …

Alyssa BennettScholarship recipient refining neonatal app for new business

Camperdown buildings approved by review board

After looking at a city-generated three-dimensional view of the proposed Camperdown site, the Greenville Design Review Board – Urban gave a unanimous thumbs up to both the proposed AC Hotel by Marriott and the adjacent office building at The Greenville News location on Main Street. Board members were presented both projects together at their August meeting. Plans included the addition …

Alyssa BennettCamperdown buildings approved by review board

Duke proposes lower rates for Upstate

Nearly 600,000 customers of Duke Energy across Upstate South Carolina may see lower energy rates. Duke Energy Carolinas — which serves nearly 560,000 customers, mainly in the Upstate —  has filed a fuel charge adjustment with the Public Service Commission of South Carolina. The filing is an annual requirement that Duke meets in North and South Carolina. According to Ryan …

Alyssa BennettDuke proposes lower rates for Upstate

Dollar Tree could be springboard for Cherokee County

Cherokee County business recruiters figure they have been competitive as a tweener along Interstate 85, but landing a Dollar Tree distribution center has them enjoying some extra attention. With Spartanburg on one side and Charlotte on the other, they see the retailer’s $104 million distribution center and 400 jobs as a possible game changer. Dollar Tree’s project, which was recently …

Alyssa BennettDollar Tree could be springboard for Cherokee County