Upstate, SC [August 24, 2015] – Ten at the Top (TATT) is continuing efforts to bring together leaders and residents from across the Upstate through the “Upstate Bus Tour… Getting to Know Your Neighbors,” a quarterly tour to communities across the region. The third stop of 2015 will be to Laurens County on Wednesday, September 23rd. The bus will leave from the TATT office in Greenville at 8:30 am and return by 4:30 pm and is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Upstate region.

    “The Upstate is full of special places that are working to grow their economic vibrancy while also enhancing the quality of life and educational opportunities for their local residents,” said Dean Hybl, Executive Director of Ten at the Top. “There is a lot of positive things happening in Laurens County and we are glad to be able to help showcase those initiatives through the regional bus tour.”
    Participants on the bus tour will get an inside look at the history of Laurens County through a special Laurens County history display and a visit to the Clinton Museum. They will also receive special walking tours of downtown Clinton and downtown Laurens and a driving tour of Grey Court. The tour will also feature key economic development sites including The Ridge Community Center, City Park, the Wal-Mart Distribution Center and ZF Transmissions.
    The day will also include tours of the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy and Piedmont Technical College Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM). Several presentations will be made throughout the day including Laurens County Workforce Development, Future Scholarship Program, and a special presentation from Bob Capell, a senior executive at ZF Transmissions.

    This is a unique opportunity to learn about Laurens County in one action-packed, educational, and fun day. The tour is limited to only 33 participants and is filling quickly. The cost for the day is $25, including transportation, program, and lunch. Register today by clicking HERE or contacting Ashley Downing, at 864-283-2317 or Reservation deadline is September 19th.
    About Ten at the Top

    Comprised of public, private and civic leaders from across the ten-county Upstate South Carolina Region, Ten at the Top was created to build regional trust and encourage regional collaboration through data-driven research and regular convening of leaders and citizens to address key issues facing the region. Ten at the Top works with regional partners to foster collaboration and strategic planning to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life for Upstate residents both today and as the region continues to grow. For more information, visit