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The Upstate is the region in northwestern South Carolina, United States also known as The Upcountry[1], which is the historical term. Although loosely defined among locals, the general definition includes the 8 counties of the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson CSA which has an overall population of 1,162,459. The Upstate is the fastest growing region in the state, and given its strategic position between Atlanta and Charlotte, future development and growth prospects are bright. After BMW's initial investment, foreign companies especially from Germany have made a substantial presence in the Upstate, and several large corporations have established regional, national, or continental headquarters in the region. Greenville is the largest city in the region and the base of most commercial activity. Spartanburg is the second largest city in the region. The upstate refers to the northwestern portion of at least three U.S. states, furthest inland and away from the Atlantic Ocean: Upstate New York, the whole state besides the five boroughs of New York City, which is correspondingly called downstate South Carolina, in the foothills Maine, opposite down-east... Image File history File links Map of the South Carolina Upstate File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Charlotte (also known as candle stick) is a figure skating grace move - one of the spirals, where the skater is bended and glides on its one leg with the other one lifted to the air. ... Greenville is the third largest city in the state of South Carolina. ... Spartanburg is a city located in Spartanburg County in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America, and 98 miles north of Columbia. ...

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Counties

There are eight counties included in the upstate of South Carolina: Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens, Cherokee, Oconee, Union, and Laurens. Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Spartanburg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Anderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Pickens County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Cherokee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Oconee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Union County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Laurens County is the name of several counties in the United States: Laurens County, Georgia Laurens County, South Carolina This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Cities

Primary cities

The primary cities in the upstate area are Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson. Greenville is the third largest city in the state of South Carolina. ... Spartanburg is the largest city and the county seat of Spartanburg CountyGR6 in South Carolina, and is the second-largest city of the three primary cities in the Upstate region of South Carolina. ... Anderson is a city located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ...


Other Cities with at least 20,000 residents

Taylors, Wade Hampton, Simpsonville, and Greer most likely have over 20,000 by now at current growth rate. Taylors is a census-designated place located in Greenville County, South Carolina. ... Wade Hampton is a census-designated place located in Greenville County, South Carolina. ... Simpsonville is a suburb of Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. ... Greer is a town between Greenville and Spartanburg in Greenville and Spartanburg counties in South Carolina. ...


Other cities with more than 10,000 residents

Other cities in the upstate with over 10,000 residents are Clemson, Easley, Gaffney, and Mauldin. Clemson is a city located in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Easley is a city located in Pickens County, South Carolina. ... Gaffney is a city in Cherokee County, South Carolina, United States. ... Mauldin is a city in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. ...


Cities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants

Cities in the upstate with under 10,000 residents include Belton, Blacksburg, Boiling Springs, Buffalo, Central, Chesnee, Clinton, Cowpens, Duncan, East Gaffney, Gray Court, Inman, Landrum, Laurens, Liberty, Lyman, Mayo, Pacolet, Pelzer, Pendleton, Pickens, Piedmont, Seneca, Travelers Rest, Union, Walhalla, Williamston, and Woodruff. Belton is a city located in Anderson County, South Carolina, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,461. ... Blacksburg is a town located in Cherokee County, South Carolina. ... Boiling Springs is a census-designated place located in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. ... Buffalo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Union County, South Carolina, United States. ... Central is a town located in Pickens County, South Carolina. ... Chesnee is a city located in South Carolina. ... Clinton is a city located in Laurens County, South Carolina. ... Cowpens is a town located in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. ... Duncan is a town located in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. ... East Gaffney is a census-designated place located in Cherokee County, South Carolina. ... Gray Court is a town located in Laurens County, South Carolina. ... Inman is a city in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States. ... Landrum is a city in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States. ... Gateway Park, located on U.S. 221 at Laurens St. ... Liberty is a town located in Pickens County, South Carolina. ... Lyman is a town located in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. ... Mayo is a census-designated place located in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. ... Pacolet is a town located in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. ... Pelzer is a town located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Pendleton is a town in Anderson County, South Carolina, USA. The population was 2,966 at the 2000 census. ... Pickens is a town in Pickens County, South Carolina, United States. ... Piedmont is a census-designated place located in South Carolina. ... Seneca, SC welcome sign on Highway 123 Seneca is a city in Oconee County, South Carolina, United States. ... Travelers Rest is a town in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. ... Union is a city located in Union County, South Carolina. ... Walhalla is a city in Oconee County, South Carolina, United States. ... Williamston is a town located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Woodruff is a city located in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. ...


Institutions of higher education

Colleges and universities in this area include: Anderson University, Bob Jones University, Clemson University, Converse College, Erskine College, Furman University, Greenville Tech, Limestone College, Presbyterian College, Southern Wesleyan University, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg Community College, Tri-County Technical College, University Center - Greenville, USC-Upstate, USC-Union, Wofford College, and North Greenville College. Anderson College is a four-year university located in Anderson, South Carolina. ... Bob Jones University (BJU) is a private, Protestant Fundamentalist, liberal arts university in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. ... Converse College is a womens college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... Ariel view of Erskine Building and Towers Erskine College is a four year, Christian liberal arts college located in Due West, South Carolina. ... The Bell Tower Furman University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian university in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. ... Greenville Technical College is a community college located in the city of Greenville, South Carolina. ... Limestone College is a private 4-year, coeducational liberal-arts college located in Gaffney, South Carolina. ... Presbyterian College is a liberal arts college in Clinton, South Carolina, USA. Presbyterian College, or PC, is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. Presbyterian College has around 1300 students and runs on an endowment of around $75 million. ... Southern Wesleyan University is a four-year Christian college in the town of Central, South Carolina. ... Spartanburg Methodist College is a two-year institution of higher learning, or junior college, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... Spartanburg Community College SCC is a public, suburban, two-year comprehensive, open-admission institution of higher education serving the citizens of Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties in Upstate South Carolina. ... The University of South Carolina Upstate is a public university located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... Wofford College is a small liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ...


Economy

The majority of business and commerce in the Upstate takes place in Greenville County. Greenville has the largest concentration of businesses and financial institutions in its downtown area. Many financial institutions have regional offices located in downtown Greenville. These include Wachovia and Bank of America. Other major industries of commerce in the Upstate include the auto industry which is concentrated mainly along the corridor between Greenville and Spartanburg around the BMW manufactuing facility in Greer. The other major industry in the Upstate is the healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Greenville Hospital System and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System are the area's largest in the healthcare sector, while the pharmaceutical corporation of Bausch & Lomb have set up regional operations alongside smaller recently developed local companies like IRIX Manufacturing, Incorporated and Pharmaceutical Associates. Clemson University, BMW, IBM, Microsoft, and Michelin have combined their resources to create International Center for Automotive Research (ICAR), a research park that specializes in the development of automotive technology. For Moravian settlements in North Carolina, see Wachovia, North Carolina. ... Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648 ) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... Bausch and Lomb (German pronunciation BOWsh and LAWM) is an American company based in Rochester, New York, specialized in medical optics like contact lenses and surgical instruments. ... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Michelin (full name: Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) (Euronext: ML) based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France, is primarily a tyre manufacturer. ...


Corporations based in or with a major presence in the Upstate

The following corporations have a major presence in the Upstate: Bank of America, Bi-Lo, BMW of North America, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System [1], Bosch North America, Bowater, Central Carolina Bank, Charter Communications, Denny's Restaurants, Dunlop Slazenger Group, Ernst and Young, Fluor Corporation, Freightliner LLC, GE Power Systems, Greenville Hospital System [2], IBM, Liberty Corporation, Michelin of North America, Microsoft, Milliken & Co., and Perrigo Company of South Carolina Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648 ) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ... BI-LO is the name of several different supermarket chains around the world: BI-LO (Australia) BI-LO (United States) Bilo is also The retarded brother of Sacha Baron Cohens character Borat. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5. ... Dennys is the largest full-service family restaurant chain in the United States. ... Slazenger is a British sports equipment brand name sold in nearly all parts of the world involving a variety of sporting categories. ... Freightliner LLC is a truck manufacturer. ... Ge may refer to: Gê, a group of indigenous Brazilian tribes and their Ge languages Ge (Cyrillic) (Г, г), a letter of the Cyrillic alphabet Ge with upturn (Ґ, Ò‘), a letter of the Ukrainian alphabet Nikolai Ge, a Russian painter GÄ“, an ancient Chinese dagger-axe Ge (genus), a genus of butterflies Also... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... Michelin (full name: Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) (Euronext: ML) based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France, is primarily a tyre manufacturer. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Milliken & Co. ...


Transportation

The Upstate is served by two major interstate highways, I-85 and I-26. Other major interstate spurs include I-185, I-385, and I-585. The major airport in the region is Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, located nearly halfway between Greenville and Spartanburg in suburban Greer. Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Clemson, Pickens, Union, and Gaffney each have smaller airfields. AMTRAK service along the Crescent Line stops in Spartanburg, Greenville, and Clemson. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 85 Interstate 85 (abbreviated I-85) is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Interstate 26 (abbreviated I-26) is an east-west main route of the Interstate Highway System in the Southeastern United States. ... Interstate 185 is located in the city of Greenville, South Carolina. ... Interstate 385 (abbreviated I-385) is an interstate highway located in The Upstate region of South Carolina. ... Interstate 585 (abbreviated I-585) stretches from an Interstate 85 Business loop to Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is an airport in Greer, South Carolina, USA, near Greenville, South Carolina and Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Crescent is a passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. ...


Media

The Upstate region is served by 3 regional newspapers: The Greenville News, the (Spartanburg) Herald-Journal and the Anderson Independent-Mail, each of which serves their individual city and surrounding area respectively.


The Upstate is part of the vastly larger Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson-Asheville designated market area, which extends into western North Carolina and northeastern Georgia. The following television stations serve the region: Not to be confused with Ashville. ... A designated market area is a group of counties in the United States that are covered by a specific television station. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ...

  • WYFF Channel 4 - Greenville (NBC)
  • WSPA-TV Channel 7 - Spartanburg (CBS)
  • WLOS-TV Channel 13 - Asheville, North Carolina (ABC)
  • WGGS-TV Channel 16 - Greenville (TBN)
  • WHNS Channel 21 - Greenville (FOX)
  • WMYA-TV Channel 40 - Anderson (MNTV)
  • WYCW Channel 62 - Asheville, North Carolina (CW)

WYFF is the NBC television affiliate based in Greenville, South Carolina. ... This article is about the television network. ... WSPA-TV is a CBS television affiliate based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... WLOS-TV, channel 13, is the ABC television affiliate serving the Asheville, North Carolina, Greenville, South Carolina, Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Anderson, South Carolina in its coverage area. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... WGGS-TV is a Christian independent television station licensed to Greenville, South Carolina. ... The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the worlds largest Christian television network, with a larger U.S. viewership than its three main competitor networks combined. ... WHNS (known on-air as Fox Carolina) is the Fox affiliate licensed to Greenville, South Carolina. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... WMYA-TV is the MyNetworkTV television affiliate station for the Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville television market in western North and South Carolina. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ... WYCW is the CW affiliate licensed to Asheville, North Carolina, serving the Greenville, SC/Spartanburg, SC/Asheville television market. ... “The CW” redirects here. ...

See also

  • I-85 Corridor
  • SC-NC-VA Tornado Outbreak

The I-85 Corridor is a multi-state region that follows I-85 across the Southeastern U.S. It includes several metropolitan areas: the Atlanta metropolitan area, The SC Upstate, Asheville, Charlotte metropolitan area, The NC Piedmont Triad, The NC Triangle, and Richmond-Petersburg. ... The SC-NC-VA outbreak (tornadoes were also reported in Georgia) occurred on May 5, 1989. ...

References

  1. ^ Hollis, Daniel Walker, University of South Carolina, Volume I, South Carolina College, 1951, Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, p 342

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