The Upstate RING comprises a ten-county area, including Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson, along the I-85 corridor in South Carolina. Manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and technology are all prominent business industries in the upstate and are changing dynamics of jobs and influencing the way entrepreneurs are starting, growing, and acquiring businesses. With several automotive and aerospace related companies headquartered in the upstate supported by a strong system of higher education, it is considered one of the strongest manufacturing sectors in the United States, making it a popular hub for entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds.
Covering Cities West of Columbia, SC
L. Jerry Knighton, Jr.
Corporate RING Chair
Corporate RING Co-Chair
MBEIC RING Chair
White Holdings Trucking
MBEIC RING Co-Chair
Greenville Technical College
When We Meet
We welcome corporate partners and MBEs to join out monthly meetings (1st Wednesday @ 11am) and learn more about the many opportunities for networking, professional development, business growth and capacity building.
- Januray – FLUOR Speakers: Clarissa Biddle and Annie Lidge
- February – Milliken Speakers: Kathy Vezina/ Stacey Lauren, Milliken MBE