Ten Counties. One Upstate. Stronger Together
Ten at the Top (TATT), through a funding commitment from Phil Hughes and Hughes Investments Inc., is now accepting applications for the 2015 Hughes Investments ELEVATE UPSTATE (EU) Community Vibrancy Grants.
The purpose of the ELEVATE UPSTATE Grants 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 started in 2013 and annually awards two grants of up to $5,000 each to entities including neighborhood associations, civic or community based organizations, non-profit organizations or local governments that are committed to developing and implementing programs designed to increase local vibrancy in communities within the Upstate.More Information
Join Ten at the Top as we embark on the Upstate Bus Tour... Getting to Know Your Neighbors. The next stop on the tour will take us to Laurens County on September 23rd.
Our first and second stop to Greenwood County and Union County were 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!
Participants will have the opportunity to take a riding tour of Economic Development sites in Laurens County as well as tour several key locations including The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy and a presentation from ZF Transmissions.
Space is limited to 33 people, so be sure to secure your spot today.
Cost for the day is $25*, including transportation, program and lunch.
Join Ten at the Top for the third Our Upstate Vision Forum of 2015 as we welcome Urban Land Institute fellow Ed McMahon. McMahon's presentation "The Economics of Uniqueness" will focus on the idea that communities who are not able to differentiate and distinguish themselves from others have no competitive advantage.
This forum is a part of the Shaping Our Future Speaker Series in partnership with Upstate Forever, Ten at the Top, the Riley Institute at Furman University, the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors and the Upstate SC Alliance. The goal of the series is to inspire dialogue regarding the connections between land use decisions, transportation options, housing choices and quality of life. This is also the third event in Upstate Forever's 2015 Active Living Event Series sponsored primarily by the Mary Black Foundation. The series is designed to encourage community dialog about policies and infrastructure to support active, healthy communities.
The event will be held: September 22, 2015 from 3:00PM-5:00PM
At the Sansbury Campus Life Center on USC Upstate Campus
Cost to attend is $10* and advance registration is required.
Greenlink Transit will also provide complimentary transportation for guests from Greenville to USC Upstate. The bus will depart from Greenville County Square (301 University Ridge, Greenville SC) at 2pm and return around 6:30pm.
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. So save the Date now for September 13, 2016, more details coming soon!
Growing the competitiveness of the Upstate in the global economy.Read more →
Encouraging future growth in appropriate locations by means that enhance livability in the Upstate.Read more →
Serving as reliable stewards of our natural environment and resources.Read more →
Embracing the importance and heritage of the Upstate’s urban areas and small towns.Read more →