Economic visionaries named in the Upstate

April 28, 2018 by  

Spartanburg Community College recently recognized four companies that have made significant contributions to changing the business community of the Upstate region for the better.

Known as the Economic Visionaries awards, these award winners were celebrated in a special presentation at the Marriott in Spartanburg. This is an annual event, to which 600 people attended this year.

Crow and Bulman Engineering, which employs six people and designs systems of indoor comfort for businesses and schools in the Upstate, was recognized as a high-achieving company with 50 employees or fewer. Wade Crow, president of the company, said it considers itself visionary and pioneering in its utilization of energy.

Johnson Development Associates was given the award for companies with between 51 and 100 employees. Rob Rain, president of the Industrial Division of the company, said that it is important to continue to develop projects in Spartanburg, as it has done with the Tyger River Campus of Spartanburg Community College.

The award for companies with between 101 and 300 employees was given to the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District, which recently carried out a major renovation of its terminal.

The award for companies with over 300 employees was given to AFL Global, a manufacturer of fiber optic technologies and creator of a program to place workers in jobs where there are career development opportunities.

Flyer printing is often used to publicize the contributions of such businesses to the community.