Upstate Headlines: Population growth spurs retail demand, new development

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of November 9, 2015.

Colliers: Population growth spurs retail demand, new development
Population growth in the Upstate is driving the demand for retail services from grocery stores to restaurants, according to a report from Colliers International – South Carolina. The state’s first Cheesecake Factory restaurant is opening in Greenville at a Haywood Mall outparcel. Panera Bread will be opening a new restaurant near Haywood Mall in November. The former Kmart on Wade Hampton Boulevard is now fully leased….

Analytics_hero-635x325Clemson to offer MBA in analytics
Clemson University’s business school will begin offering a Master of Business Administration program in analytics starting in the fall semester of 2016. “The type of student seeking this degree will need core management skills, but will also need to feel comfortable processing data…”

JTEKT locating North American operational HQ at ICAR
Greenville is expanding its automotive footprint with the addition of JTEKT’s North American operational headquarters at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) campus. The automotive parts and engineering company announced Monday that it would establish the headquarters, investing $1.75 million and adding 27 professional jobs…

Custom doughnut shop now open on Augusta Street
Whether it’s bacon, Fruity Pebbles, or even sriracha sauce, your doughnut topping options just got a lot more interesting. The Donut Experiment, a build-your-own doughnut shop, opened on Augusta Street last week. It’s the first franchise of the Florida-based cafe, which also serves coffee drinks…



TD adding hundreds of jobs in Greenville
TD Auto Finance U.S. is adding 250 positions in Greenville. The auto financing business unit announced plans to consolidate its contact centers in the U.S., resulting in the closure of TD Auto Finance’s contact center in Dallas, Texas, in April 2016…