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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of January 5, 2015.

Very Important Parks– Already well known for putting an emphasis on public green spaces an parks, the city of Greenville continues to grace one Top 10 list after another, with photos of Falls Park and Cleveland Park highlighting the city’s achievements…

CBS News: Greenville among 2015’s ‘hottest vacation destinations’– CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg gave Greenville quite the shout out during an appearance on “CBS This Morning” Saturday. In a segment on top travel destinations of 2015, Greenberg featured Greenville (OK, we’ll say it — #yeahTHATgreenville) as a top U.S. spot, calling it “the new Austin.”..

SCACED steps up– South Carolina Association of Community Economic Development unlocks millions in funding for community development. Towards the end of the year, tax credits are a big deal, particularly when they can be leveraged as incentives to invest in local economic and community development…

Chartspan makes waves beyond the Upstate–  Health records management app has become No. 1 health app on iTunes. “When you’re trying to raise money, you’ll take meetings with anybody,” said ChartSpan Medical Technologies CEO Jon-Michial Carter. He spends a lot of time on the road these days fundraising for the one-year-old software startup he cofounded with Kevin Lawless…

Clemson economic development center helps startups– Clemson University’s Regional Economic Development Center startup company incubators in Rock Hill and Hartsville brought more than a dozen new companies under the Clemson Technology Villages umbrella in 2014…

Laurens packaging company expands with $30M investment– Global packaging firm CCL Industries Inc. announced plans to invest $30 million to add 36,000 square feet to its Laurens County manufacturing operations in Clinton, S.C., creating  98 jobs in the next five years…

Fluor subsidiary completes $10M building– Clemson-based tool and equipment company AMECO announced completing its $10 million branding on its property in the White Horse community, where the company has operated for nearly 40 years…

Plans set for Primrose School of Simpsonville– Construction is set to begin soon on the new Primrose School of Simpsonville at Five Forks. The new school will be 12,000 square feet on almost three acres at 2255 Woodruff Road…

Wall Street in Spartanburg to become ‘festival’ street- Wall Street in Spartanburg may not have the same mystique as the one in New York City, but it’s about to become an integral part of Spartanburg’s downtown…