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Anderson County, S.C. (October 20, 2017) Anderson County’s unemployment rate dropped in September to 3.5% from 4.2% in August, according to the latest statewide labor force report issued by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. The county added 537 jobs from August to September, and 1,684 jobs since September 2016. Since September 2010, Anderson County has averaged annual job increases of 1,604 compared to the previous September. In September 2009 there were 71,143 co...

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Arthrex, Inc. creating more than 1,000 new jobs in Anderson County Medical device manufacturer launching new operations in the Upstate COLUMBIA, S.C. – Arthrex, Inc., a global orthopedic medical device company, headquartered in Naples, Fla., is launching new manufacturing operations in Anderson County. The $69 million capital investment is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs over the next several years.  With a corporate mission aimed at helping surgeons treat patient...

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Anderson, S.C. (October 2, 2017) – On Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 4 p.m. The Upstate Strikers will proudly announce the launch of their new professional indoor soccer team. Beginning in December 2017 the Upstate Strikers will play its first game in Upstate South Carolina at the Anderson Civic Center, where tryouts will be held starting October 28, 2017.  The Upstate Strikers are a professional indoor soccer team that will play 6 to 8 home games the first year with the hopes of playin...

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ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (Friday, September 15, 2017) — The WorkLink Workforce Development Board, in collaboration with Electric City Transit and Anderson County, has been awarded grant funds to pilot a new transit route serving the Belton-Honea Path area and extend an existing transit route on Masters Boulevard in Anderson County. The new routes will be in service starting Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 and will run twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon starting in Anderson at 6:20am...

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Anderson, SC (10 September 2017, 4:00 p.m. EDT) –The Anderson Civic Center opened at 12:00 p.m. as a shelter for Florida and Georgia residents who are evacuating from Hurricane Irma’s projected path as well as those in Anderson County and the Upstate who may be concerned about their safety as high winds are expected to impact the County into Monday night and Tuesday morning. Shelters are generally the place of last resort. Individuals and families are encouraged to have emergency...

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HRC Member Named Co-Chair of State Human Affairs Commission ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (September 5, 2017): The Anderson County Administrator’s Office is pleased to announce today that the Anderson County Human Relations Council (HRC) has won a statewide award for its exceptional efforts to promote positive interaction and cooperation among all racial, ethnic, and age groups in the Anderson community. Ms. Janie Turmon, Chairperson of the Anderson County HRC, received the recognition on behal...

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SPIRIT OF THE UPSTATE, LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR RECOGNIZED BY UPSTATE SC ALLIANCE Charles Dalton, Burriss Nelson recognized for economic development contributions GREENVILLE, SC – Aug. 31, 2017: A longtime regional utility leader and Anderson County’s Economic Development leader were honored this week for contributions to the Upstate economy by the Upstate SC Alliance.  Charles Dalton, President and CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, was awarded the pres...

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Anderson County Council in their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 voted to close County departments at noon on Monday, August 21, 2017. Council’s concern is employee safety first as well as to allow them the experience of the total solar eclipse.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has provided Notice to Congress of a discretionary grant award from the Federal Aviation Administration to Anderson Regional Airport (KAND) in the amount of $5,300,000. The funds will be used to rehabilitate KAND runway 05/23. “Having a functional and modernized main runway is essential to our economic development strategy,” said Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn. “We cannot overstate the importance of this project for the lon...

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ANDERSON, S.C. (June 29, 2017) – Lake Hartwell has once again been named as a Top 100 Bass Lake in America by B.A.S.S. The top 10 lakes in the nation are ranked regardless of location, but instead of ranking the remaining lakes through 100, B.A.S.S. has divided the nation into four regions: Northeast, Southeast, Central, and Western. Lake Hartwell is ranked-21st in the Southeast Division, and has received this recognition for the third consecutive year since B.A.S.S. began releasing the r...

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