The U.S. House debate over changes to the Biggert-Waters flood insurance legislation has moved into next week to give Congressional leadership time to make adjustments to the bill. Read the earlier City Connect post to get details on the bill and information about contacting your Congressman to support it.
Travelers Rest continues to get national attention for its "cool factor" being named by Budget Travel magazine as the fourth coolest small town in the country. This economic growth in TR is driven in large part by the huge success of the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Read more here about what city leaders did to encourage this growth.
The Northeast SC Regional Alliance's executive director, Jeff McKay, wrote in the February Uptown about the important role cities play in statewide economic development. McKay is also president of the SC Economic Developers Association. Read his article here.