Category Archives: Greatness of Greenville

BMW is committed to South Carolina

After 25 years of BMW being in Spartanburg, BMW Chairman Harald Krueger has announced new plans to invest an additional $600 million and add 1,000 new jobs in South Carolina. BMW is known to always under-promise and over-deliver. Since the first car left the Spartanburg Plant in September 1994, BMW has become the largest plant [...]

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How the Upstate can help UI

Our past articles have painted a picture of what an asset UI is for our county. So now the question is what is next to come and how can we help?  UI is a membership based organization that includes individuals, families, and corporations. Although UI has experienced booming success in programming over the years, with [...]

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Upstate International’s Core Strengths

At the National Convention for World Affairs of America, UI was recognized for its strength in personally connecting the community. UI was praised for not only making businesses happy but tying together the broader community. Executive Director of UI Trace Frese says UI is “good at what [they] do to our core”- language classes, the [...]

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Upstate International – Why Greenville?

Upstate International is a non-profit organization that certainly brings greatness to Greenville County. Although located in downtown Greenville, it is important to realize that UI’s scope has a cross-county affect all over the Upstate. So why be located in Greenville? UI’s Executive Director Tracie Frese describes Greenville as “natural fit when you look at the [...]

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Upstate International’s Community Programming

Tracie Frese, Executive director for UI recognized another hole in the organization’s operations community programming. Often times in the Upstate, larger service center businesses will bring in international experts for their corporate use. Therefore UI faced the question, how do we have opportunities for the broader based community to hear from international experts or ambassadors [...]

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