Upstate Headlines: 60 S.C. companies make Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing in nation

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of August 17, 2015.

60 S.C. companies make Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing in nation– Sixty South Carolina companies – a third of which are located in the Upstate – made this year’s Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies, according to data collected and published by Inc. Magazine. The rank is South Carolina’s best-recorded showing since 2007, the earliest year data is available to the public…

Greenville gets solar recycling compactors downtown– City crews have installed two solar garbage-recycling compactors downtown, two years after installing a pair of them at Cleveland Park. The new “BigBelly” units at One City Plaza and the courtyard beside Bellacino’s cost a total of $9,100 and are mostly funded with a Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling grant through the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control…

Startup Week all about connecting entrepreneurs with resources– Startup Week heading to Greenville Sep. 14-18 will offer entrepreneurs across the Upstate the chance to learn from one another through an array of events. Marty Bauer, one of the event organizers, said the event is open to anyone interested in startups or the people behind startups, with the goal of connecting entrepreneurs with resources potentially available to them in the Upstate…

9 startups show their stuff at Iron Yard’s Southeast Demo Day in Spartanburg– Nine startups unveiled their progress Aug. 13 after 13 furious weeks of planning, research and development as a part of The Iron Yard’s Digital Health Accelerator in Spartanburg. From cybersecurity and ‘Siri for doctors’ to service stations and smart watches, the programs’ fifth cohort faced a range of business and product development challenges over the course of the term. In case you missed it, here they are, in their own words…

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…

West End Apartments slated for Pendleton Baptist Church property– Plans are coming together for the proposed 272-unit West End Apartments to be located on the Pendleton Baptist Church property on Main Street in downtown Greenville…

New Shopping Center with grocery proposed for Five Forks area– Greenville County Council held a public hearing earlier this week on a new proposed shopping center along Woodruff Road and Sunnydale Drive, near Five Forks…