Thursday, October 29, 2015

Chamber event focuses on State of Economic Development, Regional Prosperity Initiative

By Tony Adams

Alex Pearlstein kicked off his address Thursday to Columbus community and business leaders with the basic premise that nothing is guaranteed or truly predictable, playing off an old Yogi Berra quip about not knowing what tomorrow holds.

“Really, it speaks to the reality that we don’t really know what the future’s going to hold for the national economy, for our local economies. I think the Great Recession sort of put to rest the thought that we can predict what’s going to happen in the future,” said Pearlstein, vice president and principal with Atlanta-based Market Street Services.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Spartanburg leaders rally for 5-year visioning plan

by Ashley Boncimino
Upstate Business Journal

Spartanburg County could soon have a strategic development plan similar to those that lit up Austin, Nashville, Portland and Greenville.

Along with business and community partners, the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce is spearheading the effort to hire Atlanta-based Market Street Services to craft a five-year community and economic development plan for the county. The 10-month process would result in a unified long-term vision that will move the entire county forward, according to Chamber President and CEO Allen Smith.

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