Social Environment Icon Janice's Story: From Safety to Recovery & Success!     


Among other things, Hope Center for Children provides around-the-clock care in a safe, home-like environment where girls may heal from abuse or neglect and gain skills that help them succeed. Serving girls from all across the state who are 11 to 19 years old, their professional staff oversees organized activities that build skills necessary for meaningful and productive lives in the future. 


Janice’s story is real. Her name and other identifying information have been changed for privacy protection. You'll be amazed by Janice’s great success despite difficult circumstances.  Read More


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German-Based MAIREC Establishing Recycling Operations in Spartanburg County

Company investing $4.6 million to open new Upstate facility

On July 21, 2015, the South Carolina Department of Commerce announced that MAIREC, a Germany-based metals recycler, is establishing operations in Spartanburg County. The $4.6 million investment is expected to create 35 new jobs in Spartanburg over the next five years.

To house its new South Carolina operations, MAIREC is leasing a 50,800-square-foot building at 230 Converse Road in Spartanburg. Situated less than four miles from Interstate 85, the facility will allow the company to meet increasing demand in both the North American and global markets and service its well-established client base in North America.  Read More

Education icon The Power of Seven


Spartanburg’s 7 school districts are writing new success stories every day, constantly innovating to meet the unique needs of the students they serve. Yes, they compete, but they also collaborate, learning from constant communication and shared innovation, tailoring successful practices to meet the unique needs of their own students.  Read More

Natural Environment icon When You Throw Something Away, Where Does It Go?


The amount of Municipal Solid Waste generated for American landfills seems overwhelming, but if we each make small changes every day, we can make a huge difference.  Check out this infographic from the Environmental Protection Agency for tips on what you can do to make a difference! Read More