Arris Manufacturing

Through its investment in Arris Manufacturing (“Arris”), The Innovate Fund was able to support the acquisition and retrofitting of the former Baldor Electric facility in Clio. Dormant since 2016, the building used to house a vibrant workforce in the small community. Arris plans to acquire the 173,280 SF building, and completely renovate the space for […]

Highland Baking

Highland Baking Co. (HBC) currently has two production facilities, one located just outside of Chicago and one on Asheville Highway in Spartanburg, which opened in 2012 and quickly reached its production and employment capacities. The company currently employs 210 full-time workers in Spartanburg and operates two production lines for three shifts each day, maxing out its available cold storage space. […]

Plush Mill

the renovation of the historic Plush Mill in Greenville, S.C. The revitalized 24,500 square-foot building will be home to Serendipity Labs, a co-working and shared office space.

McBee Station

McBee Station is an infill mixed-use development that includes 197 apartments, 22 condominiums, a one-acre bank site, 500 parking spaces in a two-level garage, 165 surface parking spaces and 79,716 square feet of retail space, anchored by Publix and Staples.

NEXT Innovation Center

Competing in the world market for talent, technology, capital and jobs, the Upstate’s economic transition hinges on the ability to bridge its deep roots in manufacturing with an entrepreneurial environment that can generate new ideas, technologies, products and processes. Formed by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce in 2006, the NEXT Initiative is an economic development […]

Main at Broad

Located at the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street, the 6-story, 239,500-square-foot mixed-use project features 64,500 square feet of retail and office space; a 250-space 88,000-square-foot parking garage; a new 135-room, 87,000-square-foot Courtyard Marriott; and locally-owned Nantucket Seafood Grill. Project construction began when the economy was in bad shape, costs were high and the […]

Children’s Museum of the Upstate

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCM), a 501(c)(3) organization, began with one mother’s wish to create a place in Upstate South Carolina where children would be inspired and learn in an informal, hands-on environment. In December 2003 local benefactors donated the former Greenville County Library building and surrounding land to TCM, and plans for […]

Riverwalk Project

Once a commercial hub for the Upstate manufacturing industry, the West End suffered through a long period of disinvestment and decline. In an effort to revitalize this community, RiverWalk was the “first-in” redevelopment initiated in the West End since the recession began in 2007. Providing the first apartment units to be constructed in the Central […]

Project ONE

Project ONE is a complex urban, mixed-use development located in the heart of downtown Greenville. The project site was a Woolworth building that sat vacant for more than a decade before its demolition began in 2009. The location took its place in history with a racial protest sit-in at the old Woolworth lunch counter back […]