2018 Greenville, SC
LEDC’s City Visit to Greenville focused on its city’s strengths including downtown development, redevelopment and building the infrastructure (parking garages, etc.) to support growth in those areas. Anchor projects have had a major impact in the community such as the Greenville Drive Stadium (Greenville’s front porch), the Hyatt complex downtown, the Peace Center (performing arts) and soon to come Unity Park.
Greenville has a burgeoning entrepreneur scene, facilities we visited include; NEXT, Serendipity Labs, Atlas Local, The Wheelhouse Group, Endeavor and the Brickyard. We also spent time with Greenville Health Systems who has a unique collaborative university partnership with Clemson, USC and Furman. With regards to higher education, we spent time with Clemson at their MBA school that has 600 students in downtown Greenville as well as at their International Center for Automotive Research. We finished our last day in Greenville with the team at BMW.