Listen to the podcast with City Manager Charlie Barrineau about Greenwood's first craft brewery featured in this issue of Cities Mean Business.
The latest issue of the Association’s Cities Mean Business magazine just came out and it features stories about successes in ten cities and towns, plus a message from
Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt.
Hitt reinforces the theme he has brought to local officials
many times – collaboration at all levels of government leads to increased economic
and food trucks have landed in many South Carolina
cities with a huge splash of success. Find out what Greenwood, Rock Hill
North Charleston are doing to encourage the growth of this exploding
economic sector. Listen to a podcast interview with Greenwood's city
manager talking about the success of Good Times Brewing.
North Charleston, Columbia and Bennettsville are featured in
an article focusing on business-friendly practices that go beyond creating an
online billing portal or shortened wait time in a line. Front lines staff who
deal directly with businesses talk about their philosophy of solving problems
with a business-friendly attitude that achieves the goals of the city and the
Getting people around your town efficiently is important for
both residents and visitors. Newberry, Camden and Travelers Rest have put in
place strategic wayfinding plans that incorporate parking, business
development, branding and tourism.
The magazine will be inserted in the spring issue of SC Biz magazine, distributed to
legislators and state policy makers, and mailed to more than 500 business
leaders around the state.
The Association partners with SC Biz twice a year to publish Cities Mean Business as a way to celebrate cities' successes and illustrate the importance of cities to the state's economic growth.
If you missed the issue from last summer, read it here. Stories featured entrepreneurs happy with the cities where they chose to locate, city art and the booming young professional organizations in cities of all sizes.