Greenville, SC gets positive reviews as more jobs roll into Greenville County

Posted by Shom Kostyra on Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 5:47pm.

Lion King performer gives Greenville high praise

For the last month, the the Lion King has performed at the Peace Center. As with any Broadway show when they roll into town, Greenville has the priviledge of hosting the cast and crew.

Fortunately for us, one of the understudies has an active blog where he and his wife posts about their adventures on the road. Our fair city is no exception: Mike and Angela Hollick have written extensively on the downtown as well as local businesses.

"So then why is Greenville, SC just the most glorious place right now?," Angela writes.

"Perhaps because it's a cute little city that's impeccably maintained. Maybe because the local people we've met are genial and very taken with The Lion King. It could be because everything is so kid-friendly!"

Mike is enthusiastic about Greenville as well:

"...each restaurant I pass on the way to work seems to beckon, and we tried one place our first night here called The Lazy Goat — Mediterranean-style tapas in a picturesque setting on the Reedy River. Then we took our first look at Falls Park. I felt like I was in some fantasy, Alice in Wonderland-like world. This was all within 4 hours of arriving in town!"

Ladies and Gentlement, I think we've won them over.

279 new jobs coming to Greenville County

In this depressed economy, it's always good to hear of manufacturing businesses moving into the area or expanding. AVX has annouced they will invest over $14 million into their manufacturing and research operations in Fountain Inn. The company predicts a generation of 279 new jobs over a span of several years.

AVX is relatavely new to our area, having moved to Greenville County in 2009. The plans call for an expansion and renovation of the former Mita building (located in Southchase Industrial Park).

Given that more investments by corporations into local infrastructure means a greater dedication to the Greenville area, this is welcome news!

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 24 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors.

Greenville kids flying high

If you're a kid with a desire to learn more about aviation, you don't want to miss AeroCamp sponsored by MintAir.

The week-long event will be held from July 16-20 at Greenville Downtown Airport.

"This is the first time AeroCamp has been offered in this region," said Alex Park, General Manager of Mint Air. "The closest place that I know of that offers it is in Ohio," he said.

The summer camp is designed for young adults in 6 to 12th grade, and no previous aviation experience required. According to the program, students will learn what makes an aircraft fly, how pilots use instruments, basic radio communication skills, about weather, rockettry, airport traffic patterns, basics of aeronautical charts and best of all 1 - 2 hours of actual flight time. Best of all, the flight time accrued can count towards future pilot training if the student wishes to continue.


will-gravatar3-small_100Shom Kostyra is the Broker in Charge of Carolina realty Assoc. He prides himself by specializing in the Greenville SC Real Estate market as well as all of Upstate SC. He founded Carolina Realty Assco with His Brother Jonathan Kostyra over 9 years ago. Shom worked in Marketing and Retail Management prior to joining CRA and had 23+ years experience in those fields.  He currently serves as the Co-owner and BIC for Carolina Realty Associate

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