TD Bank will add 1,600 new jobs in South Carolina, 1,400 in Greenville

TD Bank announced today that it will add 1,600 new jobs in South Carolina over the next five years, 1,400 of those jobs will be at the Greenville headquarters on Millennium Parkway.  The other 200 positions will be added in Lexington.

TD also will spend $17.1 million to renovate the three buildings it owns on Millennium Parkway, fronting I-85.  The buildings were completed in 2008 but have stood largely empty since their completion.

GSA Business: South Carolina a top state for business

A study of U.S. corporate executives listed South Carolina as third in the nation for best business climate.  Texas and North Carolina topped the list.  California, New York, and Illinois bring up the rear.

Development Counselors International conducted the study, called “Winning Strategies for Economic Development Marketing.”  The study is conducted every three years.

Tops on the list of factors cited by survey respondents are low operating costs and a pro-business climate.

Read the entire article at GSA Business by clicking here.

Greenville is ranked by website as 6th best place to live ranked Greenville 6th on its list of “Top 100 Places to Live.” The basis for its rankings in 2011 include positioning for economic recovery, currently strong economic growth, and proven overall economic stability. Factors also high on the list include employment, education, community leadership, and quality of life.

The top five cities were Austin TX, Grand Rapids MI, Boulder CO, Raleigh NC, and Dallas TX.
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Upstate sees 6,600 new jobs and $1.85 Billion in Capital Investments in 2010

Upstate sees 6,600 new jobs and $1.85 Billion in Capital Investments in 2010

The Upstate SC Alliance has released its year-end results for 2010, including more than $1.85 billion dollars in planned capital investments and the addition of more than 6,600 new jobs for the Upstate region. In 2010, the S.C. Department of Commerce reported 20,453 new jobs recruited along with $4.1 billion in capital investment.

“We’ve forged a compelling strategy that has generated substantial benefits for our 10-county area,” said Upstate SC Alliance President/CEO Hal Johnson. “This performance demonstrates the success of teamwork among our private and public partners in marketing the Upstate to a global audience.”

In 2010, Upstate SC Alliance was part of the team, led by the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, that successfully recruited Southwest Airlines – a decision considered a “game changer” for the Upstate economy. With the first flights scheduled to arrive later this month, airport officials say the impact of Southwest could be over $150 million to the Upstate area.

You can read the complete Upstate SC Alliance 2010 report by clicking here.