The Upstate SC

VOL12ISS2 2016

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VOLUME 10—ISSUE 1 49 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — UPSTATE SC | VOLUME 12 — ISSUE 2 GREER The city's tempo picks up in the spring with the kick off of its farmers' market and a free concert in April, a part of the Farmer's Market Upstate Tour. The "Downtown Jam" features Upstate musicians. For those who want to dance, shagging on Trade Street starts on the second Friday of the month beginning in April. Traveling to Greer is easy thanks to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport located in the city. A $120 million expansion has opened its larger passenger concourse featuring two new dining concepts and more shopping options. Since 2000, Greer has grown at twice the rate of the region and the city's population (79,000) is expected to reach 100,000 in the next decade. With a City Master Plan in place, strategies for growth, increased business and leisure opportunities, and proximity to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, Greer is poised for success. "We are excited about the continued growth of the Greater Greer area while we also recognize the great history of our community. It is unique and amazing to have some businesses more than 100 years old operating right next door to a startup company. Greer is home to international manufacturers and small retailers alike that create an authentic place to open your business." Owens stated other amenities such as housing choices and lifestyle are draws for new residents. "Residential growth in Greer is booming right now with new construction, renovation of historical neighborhoods, and unique downtown loft living," said Owens. "A beautiful city park anchors a walkable downtown that features award-winning restaurants, award-winning parks, and some great specialty retail shops. Our strong schools and recreation department adds another reason to make Greer your home." []

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