DOWNTOWN RESTAURANTS, RETAILERS AND VENUES

Downtown Greenville has the largest concentration of cultural amenities in the region:

Retailers: 126
Restaurants: 128
Museums: 6
Performing Arts Venues: 8
Sports and Entertainment Venues: 2
City Event Days per Year: 300
CBD Office Space: 4.23 million square feet

TOURISM

Visitors to Greenville County: 5.8 million
Annual Visitor Expenditures: $1.3 billion
City of Greenville Hotels: 37

PEOPLE & POPULATION

City of Greenville: 71,693
City Households: 32,079
City Families: 16,071
Greenville County: 520,993
864 Region: 1,507,423

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

(City of Greenville, age 25 and above)
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 47.2%
Graduate/Professional Degree: 19.3%
Bachelor’s Degree: 27.9%
Associate Degree: 8.2%
High School Diploma: 89.9%

INCOME

(City of Greenville)
Per Capita Income: $36,614
Average Household Income: $82,501
Median Household Income: $50,609

COST OF LIVING INDEX

(compared to selected regional cities)
Greenville, South Carolina……………………………………………….89.8
Columbia, South Carolina………………………………………………..84.3
Charleston, South Carolina…………………………………………….. 111.5
Atlanta, Georgia………………………………………………………………107.5
Charlotte, North Carolina………………………………………………..98.9
Asheville, North Carolina……………………………………………….106.0
Raleigh, North Carolina ………………………………………………… 102.3

GREENVILLE GOVERNMENT

Mayor: Knox White (current term: 2019-2023)
Greenville City Council: consists of a mayor elected at-large and six council members who serve four-year staggered terms, two of whom are elected at-large and four elected from their respective districts. The mayor serves as the chairperson.
Greenville County Council: comprises 12 members elected for four-year staggered terms from their respective districts; currently led by Chairman Willis Meadows.

BUSINESS CLIMATE

South Carolina is an employment-at-will state, with less than 1% of Greenville County residents members of a union. Several sites in the Upstate are designated foreign trade zone areas. Greenville boasts the highest level of foreign capital investment per capita in the nation, and the region is home to a dynamic mix of international firms, including BMW and Michelin. Greenville maintains a Standard and Poor’s AAA bond rating.

LOCATION

Greenville is located in the northwestern corner of South Carolina. Greenville and the surrounding areas, situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, are commonly referred to as the Upstate. The region is centrally located between Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, and between Miami, Florida and New York City.

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