Several GAC members are involved with the Sister Cities International of Greater Spartanburg organization. At a meeting with Spartanburg’s City Council on Monday, September 28th, they convinced the City Council to support forming a sister city relationship with Landshut, Germany. The Dean of Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Landshut and dual-degree students from UAS Landshut and USC Upstate were present at the meeting. Below are newspaper articles and photos.
Local chapter of Sister Cities International seeking council support | GoUpstate.com: "SCIGS noted that 155 of the more than 1,200 international firms in South Carolina have facilities in Spartanburg County. Of these 155, about one-third are German. SCIGS believes a city-to-city agreement between Spartanburg and Landshut will foster business relationships and economic development, promote the exchange of students and academics and enhance cultural understanding through collaboration."