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GSP AIRPORT From March 2014


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$49.9 million approved for final GSP improvement phase
MAR 31, 2014

The final construction phase for the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, was approved Monday by the board of commissioners to general contractor Skansa Moss (SKM) not to exceed $49.925 million.
 

 • Generator malfunction untimely 

• 3 loaded firearms confiscated

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GSP police get high marks from commission on accreditation
MAR 31, 2014

GSP police keep traffic moving and encourage visitors to not leave their vehicles.

• GSP to meet with FAA

• Airport police get high marks

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GSP officials will meet with FAA on malfunction that closed runway Friday night
MAR 31, 2014

GSP officials will meet with FAA on malfunction that closed runway Friday night

Dave Edwards, executive director at GSP, will meet with Federation Aviation Administrative tower and facilities officials this week to review Friday night’s protocol and a generator malfunction that caused the airport to shut down its runway for nearly three hours.

Low visibility and fog was blamed for the FAA protocol that called for Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to switch to generator power. The outage (Approach Light Engine Generator) reportedly occurred at 10:45 p.m. and it went back online at 1:40 a.m., according to airport officials.

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Businesses say 'Thank You' to public safety community
MAR 30, 2014

Det. Dale Arterburn brought his daughter, Morgan, to the Public Safety Appreciation dinner Thursday at the Cannon Centre.
 

The businesses thanked the first responders, the first responders thanked the businesses and everybody thanked the families, spouses and acquaintances of the fire, police and emergency medical services on Thursday night.

The third annual Greer Public Safety Appreciation Dinner on Thursday was an occasion for the business community to celebrate and say “Thank you” to first responders.

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Greer leaders' thoughts on BMW's $1 billion expansion
MAR 29, 2014

Left to right: Rep. Tommy Stringer, Ken Harper, Countybank, Ed Driggers, City Administrator, and Mayor Rick Danner.
 

Landmark announcement

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$1 billion, X7, 800 jobs is BMW announcement heard around the world
MAR 28, 2014

The $1 billion investment will mean 800 more jobs, 450,000 capacity a year by 2016 and production of the X4 begins for July exports. The X7 SAV is a high-end vehicle of the future. Left to right: Norbert Reithofer, chairman of the board for BMW Group,  U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley, BMW Group Board member for Production, Harald Krüger, and President of BMW Manufacturing in Greer, Manfred Erlacher.
 
 
 

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Economic impact

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Study: $16.6 billion is BMW annual impact in South Carolina
MAR 28, 2014

A new study just released by the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, reports that the BMW Group has a $16.6 billion annual impact on the state economy. Its presence in South Carolina supports more than 30,000 jobs throughout the state.

The study found that for every job created at the Greer plant, an additional three jobs are created elsewhere in South Carolina through the economic multiplier effect.

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TSA discovers 3 loaded firearms in carry-on bags at GSP in past week
MAR 24, 2014

GSP police were alerted in each firearm incident and all passengers were cited on local charges.
 

Three loaded firearms were discovered in carry-on bags March 17-24, at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported.

• At approximately 9:32 a.m. March 17, a loaded .38 was discovered in a passenger’s carry-on bag.

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BMW officials give clues to next week's announcement in Greer
MAR 19, 2014

Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW, presented an aggressive plan for sales and growth Monday  in Munich. He will be in Greer next Friday to make a significant economic and product announcement.
 

BMW officials are expected to announce substantially increased vehicle production and possibly another expansion at the Greer manufacturing plant next week. The expansion would include hundreds of more jobs.

Greer’s Inland Port could also benefit from the increased Norfolk Southern rail traffic and the BMW warehouse adjacent to the port could also be affected by the announcement.

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Thomas Creek, RJ Rockers namesake restaurants to open in May at GSP
MAR 19, 2014

Construction is ongoing for restaurants and retail stores at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. 
 

Two upstate microbreweries, Thomas Creek and RJ Rockers, which have licensing agreements with MSE Branded Foods of Gainesville, Ga., are tentatively scheduled to have restaurant namesakes open May 10 at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

Hudson News is also expanding its retail outlet and enhancing its inventory with products from the upstate. Flatwood Grill, named for the area of land BMW Manufacturing purchased for its only North American plant, will offer a menu of breakfast and traditional American fare.

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