BMW GREER From March 2014


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.

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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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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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BMW to present more big news for Greer. Watch it live
MAR 28, 2014

BMW is scheduled to announce that the X7, a full-sized SAV, will be built in Greer. A 675,000 square-foot body shop will be part of the company's expansion that is expected to produce 400,000 vehicles a year.

 Click here to watch 1 p.m. announcement

A new BMW model, X7, confirmed by Sen. Lindsey Graham, and additional significant expansion is scheduled to be announced Friday at 1 p.m. by BMW Group at the Greer manufacturing plant.

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Inland Port receives Economic Development Impact Award
MAR 28, 2014

Containers, empty and occupied, form a wall between the rubber tiered gantry cranes. Empty containers may be stacked eight high and filled containers are limited to seven.

The SC Inland Port (SCIP) in Greer received the Economic Development Impact Award at the Upstate Alliance's annual meeting.

The annual award recognizes a public or private sector project that strengthens the Upstate business climate and enhances the area's marketability to prospective industry, resulting in an overall positive impact to the economic development efforts of the region.

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'Greer Goes Global' goes indoors on Saturday
MAR 26, 2014

Updated at 11:45 a.m. Friday

"Greer Goes Global" will held indoors on the second floor at Greer City Hall Saturday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The festival is free and food vendors wil be selling food and beverages.

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Valentine to emcee Walk of Fame during BMW Pro-Am week
MAR 20, 2014

Actor and comedian Gary Valentine will emcee the Celebrity Walk of Fame which is free to the public.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am Celebrity Walk of Fame, a red carpet event, is scheduled Thursday May 15, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. on Main Street in front of the Courtyard Greenville downtown.

Tournament celebrities greet fans, take photos and participate in interviews. Actor and comedian Gary Valentine will emcee the event, which is free to the public.

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Bacon Brothers will perform at BMW Pro-Am celebrity concert
MAR 20, 2014

The Bacon Brothers, Kevin, left, and Michael will perform Friday, May 16 in downtown Greenville at the BMW Pro-AM cele rity concert.

The Bacon Brothers will headline the BMW Charity Pro-Am tournament’s celebrity concert

Actor Kevin Bacon and award-winning composer for film and television Michael Bacon will perform Friday, May 16, on the outdoor stage at the Peace Center.

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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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BMW major announcement in Greer precedes X4 world debut at N.Y. Auto Show
MAR 16, 2014

The X4 Sports Activity Coupe makes its world debut at the New York International Auto Show beginning April 16. BMW Group has scheduled an announcement at the Greer plant March 28 in the assembly hall where the X4 and X3 are manufactured.

BMW Group has scheduled a significant announcement to take place at the Greer plant on Friday, March 28.

The importance is underlined by a host of speakers including BMW Group Chairman Norbert Reithofer, Manfred Erlacher, President BMW Manufacturing, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzer.

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X marks the spot for Greer manufactured BMWs at NYC Auto Show
MAR 12, 2014

The Greer Chamber of Commerce may want to send some visitors maps to the New York International Auto Show in April. Three Greer manufactured BMW vehicles will be on display. The X4 Sports Activity Coupe is making its world debut with the updated X3 and the Concept X5 eDrive.

Greer’s X will mark the spot at the New York International Auto Show beginning April 16.

Coming to NYC are the Greer BMW manufactured X4 Sports Activity Coupe in its world debut, the updated X3 and the Concept X5 eDrive.

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X4 debuts at Geneva Auto Show, priced at $45,625
MAR 5, 2014

The new X4 is being manufactured at the Greer plant and goes on sale this spring.

BMW confirmed Wednesday the all-new BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe, what automobile media has been reporting as a smaller sibling similar to the X6. The X4 is debuting for the first time in public at the Geneva Auto Show.

The Greer plant is manufacturing the X4 and it’s being offered in showrooms this spring. U.S. versions, offering a choice of two turbo engines, combine the performance and capability of a sports-activity vehicle with coupe styling, according to BMW’s announcement.

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X3 boosts BMW February brand sales, X4 debut at Geneva Auto Show
MAR 3, 2014

The Greer-produced X3 help up February sales of BMW brand vehicles, the company announced on the eve of the Geneva Auto Show. The new X4, which is being produced at the Greer plant, makes its debut at the auto show beginning Thursday.

X3 sports activity vehicles sales vaulted 51.8 percent, 3,301 vehicles last month, while sales of BMW and MINI brands fell 4.4 percent compared to the same month last year. The X1 also had high February sales, 57.2 percent, 2,329 vehicles, compared to last year at this time.

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