Kyra Lobbins, Deputy Chief of Staff, Clemson University

    Welcome Terence Roberts, TATT Chairman


    Guest Presentation Kyra Lobbins, Deputy Chief of Staff, Clemson University

    You can watch a recording of the meeting here.

    6,800 students living on campus in the third week of classes

    Masks are required on campus and in the city of Clemson

    COVID testing percent positive is well below the state average

    Clemson tested all students initially, now just on campus

    Wastewater is being used to target testing; can pinpoint down to a floor in a dormitory

    350 of 629 isolation beds being used; extending to 750 beds

    207 students are isolating independently

    Marketing research has showed that Clemson should thrive post-pandemic

    All finals will be held online

    When vaccine becomes available it will be provided to students


    TATT Updates Dean Hybl, TATT Executive Director

    Creating Upstate Unsung Heroes Virtual Event on November 18

    • Register and nominate your Unsung Hero here.

    Other events coming up

    • Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem Workshop
    • Sneak Pique
    • Upstate Professional Planners Workshop
    • Air Quality Group
    • Creating a Safer Upstate Discovery Committee Meeting


    Cherokee (Frannie Stockwell, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce)
    Businesses are getting back up and running slowly with some new openings and some closings

    Elementary schools are back in person five days a week

    The city passed a mask ordinance for employees and customers yesterday

    The Chamber is hosting an in-person job fair on October 19

    New Cherokee County vision 20/37 “A Clear Vision”


    Pickens (Katie Mann, Hagood Mill)

    Hagood Found took over day to day operations from Pickens County last year

    Many events cancelled but many things still happening including grist mill 175 year celebration, Rural LISC digital inclusion grant to rural communities for local rural communities to provide funding support for those who cannot afford computers or internet

    State sanctioned fiddling competition this month and next month is Native American Heritage Month celebration


    Spartanburg (Doug Stephenson, SC Works Greater Upstate

    One stop operator for SC Work Centers offering support to employers

    Closed five centers mid-March due to COVID, started service by phone, virtually, email, etc.

    Developed PPP and safety protocol with many donations from counties and local organizations

    Centers reopened to people needing unemployment compensation

    Several virtual job fairs have been held over the past months with one upcoming in Spartanburg

    Greenville: 2325 in-person customers, Union 692, Cherokee: 1862; Spartanburg 4844


    Union (Jami Trammell, Union County Chamber of Commerce)

    New businesses have started with more in the pipeline

    Have cancelled several events but still planning on Christmas parade

    Hosting a drive-in movie

    More new chamber members than ever before