Upstate Headlines: Greenville ranked as top city for entrepreneurs

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of July 27, 2015.

Nerdwallet: Greenville a top city for entrepreneurs– Greenville ranks No. 9 nationally as the best small city to start a business in a survey by Nerdwallet. The financial services website examined 463 cities with populations from 50,000 to 100,000 to determine the best opportunities…

Forbes Magazine has named Greenville, SC as one of the top 100 most affordable cities- Coming in at number 12, the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley metro area boasts a median family income of $58,200. the fourth quarter 2014 median sales price was $161,000 making over 80 percent of housing affordable for the median income family…

West End Walk stays out of Main Street’s ‘hustle and bustle’– Not all of the construction projects in the West End of downtown Greenville are huge, multifamily projects. Smaller parcels of land are being snatched up and developed just as quickly, but tend to stay out of the spotlight…

183,000 SF retirement community coming to Five Forks– Construction is set to begin this month in the Five Forks area of Simpsonville on a new senior retirement community called The Crossings at Five Forks, offering independent living, assisted living and memory-care services…

Adventures in Travelers Rest– Long before the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail came through, local businesses like Sunrift Adventures put TR on the map. Read this week’s feature stories to learn more about the booming businesses in Travelers Rest…

Local Chefs ready to Compete– Passerelle Bistro chef Teryi Youngblood likes to compete and push the boundaries of her culinary knowledge and creativity. She’ll get the chance to do both as one of 14 chefs- 10 of whom are from the Upstate- competing in Greenville’s first Competition Dining Series…

Mauldin after-school complex nears completion– After years of planning and longer-than-anticipated construction timelines, the repurposing of a former 84 Lumber building in Mauldin is almost complete. Pat Britt had a vision when he purchased the building more than seven years ago…