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Monday, November 2, 2009

Creating SC Jobs, Greenville Chef gets National Recognition, West End Renovations, Simpsonville Ampitheater, Veterans' Weekend

Aviation Industry Creating SC JobsAviation
Promising economic news for South Carolina was delivered last week when Boeing announced that it would locate a second assembly line for their 787 jetliner in North Charleston. That will add at least 3000 jobs in the first year of operation, which is predicted to be 2011 after a start in construction next month. Boeing already has a factory in North Charleston that makes parts for the 787 plus part ownership in another plant that manufacturers sections of the plane. The move by Boeing adds to the cluster of aviation industries in the Southeast; Gulfstream is located in Savannah and Spirit Aero Systems is in Kinston, NC. Based on what we have seen with the introduction of BMW's plant in 1994, there will certainly be a far ranging economic impact as suppliers expand and locate into the area.

Promising economic news for South Carolina was delivered last week when Boeing announced that it would locate a second assembly line for their 787 jetliner in North Charleston. That will add at least 3000 jobs in the first year of operation, which is predicted to be 2011 after a start in construction next month. Boeing already has a factory in North Charleston that makes parts for the 787 plus part ownership in another plant that manufacturers sections of the plane. The move by Boeing adds to the cluster of aviation industries in the Southeast; Gulfstream is located in Savannah and Spirit Aero Systems is in Kinston, NC. Based on what we have seen with the introduction of BMW's plant in 1994, there will certainly be a far ranging economic impact as suppliers expand and locate into the area.

Downtown Greenville Chef Gets National Recognition
Greenville SCDowntown Greenville's restaurant The Lazy Goat will receive national attention this month when Chef Vicki Moore will be featured in Esquire Magazine as John Mariani's "Breakout Chefs to Watch". Mariani has been in culinary journalism for more than 30 years and has been described as the most influential food-wine critic in the popular press; making his list of rising chefs is a career-changing honor indeed. Moore's specializes in a Mediterranean-Latin fare and will be featured along with three other chefs from New York, Philadelphia, and New Orleans.


Greenville's West End Renovations Continue

Renovation of the former Claussen's Bakery building at 400 Augusta Road was recently announced and adds another key piece to the revitalization of Greenville's West End. This well known brick building next to Greenville High School was built in 1930 and served the community for years with its famous bread. Claussen's left in 1975 and it has been occupied by several other bread companies until becoming vacant in late 2008. The property is only a block from the Greenville Drive Baseball complex and continues the development from Falls Park out along the popular Augusta Street shopping area.

New Amphitheater in Simpsonville
Entertainment
Simpsonville will start construction on a downtown amphitheater that will seat about 300 people and will be located behind the former Simpsonville Elementary School and across from City Park. It will be called the Tater Shed Outdoor Venue, after a building known locally by the same name. The city intends to use it for entertainment and art demonstrations that will pull activities back into a community that have reinventing itself. The move follows a trend among other cities in Greenville County as they establish artistic venues in the city centers, and should be ready for spring events.

Veterans' Weekend Celebration
The Upcountry History Museum will salute all US Veterans this weekend with their Veterans' Weekend Celebration that will also kick off their new exhibit, Weaving Our Survival: Upcountry Stories of World War II. You'll find out how the area's textile industry played an essential part in the war effort as well as hear many oral histories from local residents. Click here for more information.

Greenville SC WeatherClear Fall Weather
Halloween's warm rainy night was a little soggy but didn't hold back the trick or treaters. That's all changed now and you can expect nice clear weather this week with highs in the 60s and lows around 40.




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