Upstate Headlines: Clemson Cited as National Leader in Economic Development

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of June 2, 2014.

Clemson Cited as National Leader in Economic Development– Clemson University is among 12 universities nationwide that have been cited for helping drive economic growth at a time when more states are looking to their higher-education institutions to create jobs and investment…

Mauldin Chick-fil-A Breaks Ground– The City of Mauldin’s first stand-alone Chick-fil-A restaurant broke ground last week. The new restaurant is expected to create 80 new jobs and is one of the 88 new stand-alone, in-line, and drive-thru restaurants the chain plans to open across the country in 2014…

Augusta Walk Refines Plans– After input from the surrounding community, plans are being revised for Augusta Walk, a new 24-home subdivision on Augusta Street, on the property where the YWCA is currently located…

Wall Street Project Underway– New Developments are beginning to take shape in downtown Spartanburg. Construction began in February on the Wall Street project, a new mixed-use development downtown located on the corner of Broad and Wall streets. Now that framing is complete, area residents and nearby businesses can begin to visualize Spartanburg’s leap into the future…

Medical Practices Announce Move to Verdae– Construction already underway at the corner of Rocky Slope Road and Verdae Boulevard for three medical practices that will be locating to the 1,100-acre master-planned community of Verdae. The practices- Parkside Pediatrics, Palmetto Family Orthodontics and Upstate Pediatric Dentistry- will be located in three separate buildings…

Irish Firm Plans $17M Investment, 250 Jobs in Anderson County– A European supplier of switch-gear and power distribution solutions is planning a $17 million investment in Anderson County that is expected to create 250 jobs over the next five year…

PPC to Invest $3.2M in Seneca Facility– With seven existing sites around the Midwest and Southern United States, Plastics Products Inc. (PPC) has selected Oconee County as its first location in South Carolina. A manufacturer of plastics and injection molding, PPC will invest $3.2 million and create 68 jobs in its new Seneca facility…