Upstate, SC [April 18, 2016] – On May 12th, city, county, and state elected leaders from within the 10-county Upstate will assemble for a special Upstate Elected Officials meeting, to be held from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Michelin North America Headquarters Auditorium (1 Parkway S, Greenville SC 29615).

    The program will include a presentation by David Shellhorse from ACOG on the Entrepreneurial Friendly Communities Tool Kit and a panel discussion facilitated by John Lummus with entrepreneurs/economic development leaders discussing some best practice examples of incubators and other entrepreneurial efforts being done by communities in the Upstate.

    Panelists include:
    Glenn Breed – City of Anderson
    Dave Eldridge – Tri-County Business Development Corporation
    The Honorable Mike Forrester – Spartanburg Community College
    John Moore – NEXT

    Since 2010, Ten at the Top, Upstate Forever, Upstate SC Alliance, Appalachian Council of Governments, Upper Savannah Council of Governments, and Catawba Regional Council of Governments have been regularly convening meetings of city, county and state elected leaders, as well as selected business leaders, from across the ten-county Upstate Region to discuss key issues that impact how we are growing and prospering as a region.

    Following the meeting please plan on staying for a networking reception with other leaders from across the Upstate.

    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