About Us

Our Upstate-SC was created following the unveiling of the Shared Upstate Growth Vision to serve as the implementing organization for the vision, which was developed through the involvement of more than 10,000 Upstate residents.

Our Upstate has begun the process of implementing the vision by forming Five Regional Task Forces to examine the issues of education, business development, population growth, protection of natural resources and reinvigorating downtowns. These Task Forces will identify and begin moving forward on issues of regional significance. This may include commissioning studies as appropriate and retaining professional consultants to assist in this process.

Our Upstate-SC will also work to lessen the burden of city, county and state governments through regional partnerships and collaboration.

In partnership with the three councils of government in the region, the Upstate Chamber Coalition, Upstate Forever and the Upstate SC Alliance, Our Upstate-SC will hold regular meetings of the city, county and state elected officials who represent areas within the 10-county region to discuss issues of regional significance. To date, two meetings of this group have been held and a third is scheduled for September 1, 2011 at the BMW Zentrum.