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The Upstate Bus Tour... Getting to Know Our Neighbors

Next Stop - Spartanburg County, June 22nd


Our first five stops to Greenwood, Union, Laurens, Oconee, and Pickens Counties have been a great success so you do not want to miss this! It's a great opportunity to learn about our neighboring county, meet and interact with other community leaders, to spend the day getting to know the Upstate! .

A full day in Spartanburg will include stops at the North Spartanburg Sports Complex, Downtown Spartanburg including - The George & Chapman Cultural Center and the revitalized Northside Community. The group will also take a driving and walking tour through the Spartanburg Manufacturing cooridor and the Business Incubator at Spartanburg Community College Tiger River Campus. There will be several discussions around the growing economy throughout the county with presentations from elected officials, education, business and community leaders.

Space is limited. Secure your spot today!

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2016 ELEVATE UPSTATE Grants

Ten at the Top (TATT), through a funding commitment from Phil Hughes and Hughes Investments Inc., established the Hughes Investments Vibrancy Initiative: ELEVATE UPSTATE Grants (EU). The purpose of EU is to identify and provide initial funding support for community based programs that promote community and economic vibrancy in local areas across the Upstate. The initiative will award two grants annually with each being for up to $5,000.

Initial interest forms and the 2016 Grant Application are now available. Please Click Here for more information on eligibility, criteria, and to download the form.

Save the Date: September 13, 2016

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In 2014, 800+ leaders from across the Upstate attended the Re-Checking Our Reality Regional Summit. Check out more about the 2014 Summit Here.

The 2016 Regional Summit will emphasize Creating a Leading Region and how as the Upstate looks to the future, the region will continue to be recognized as a leading place to live, learn, do business and raise a family. Keynote speaker: Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor-at-Large for Fortune Magazine.

Save the Date now for September 13, 2016 and check out, 2016 Summit Page for more details!


Our Upstate Vision Drivers

In 2011, Ten at the Top unveiled the Our Upstate Vision, which was the final result of a year-long conversation in which more than 10,000 Upstate residents contributed ideas and input on “What Matters Most” as we look toward the future of the region. One component of the vision was the identification of five “Regional Drivers” which now serve as the core focus areas for the work of Ten at the Top and its committees and task forces.
Human Potential
Human Potential

Creating opportunities for all Upstate residents to succeed.

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Economic & Entrepreneurial Vitality
Economic & Entrepreneurial Vitality

Growing the competitiveness of the Upstate in the global economy.

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Sustainable Growth
Sustainable Growth

Encouraging future growth in appropriate locations by means that enhance livability in the Upstate.

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Natural Beauty & Resources
Natural Beauty & Resources

Serving as reliable stewards of our natural environment and resources.

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Community Vibrancy
Community Vibrancy

Embracing the importance and heritage of the Upstate’s urban areas and small towns.

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Get Involved
Get Involved

Here are 4 ways you can become involved with Ten at the Top in 2016.

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