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Commerce Dept. Awards CDBG Grants

Fourteen communities across South Carolina are slated to benefit from public improvement projects supported by more than $7.2 million in funds from the latest round of CDBG funding.

YMCA Camp Greenville: A Family Tradition

Camp is a time to have fun and “just be a kid.” It is a time to make new friends and do things that you have never done before. It is a time to explore the great outdoors. The YMCA’s Camp Greenville has a 100-year tradition of providing these life-changing experiences for generations of families.

Exporting From Combat To Corporate

If necessity is the mother of invention, then combat is one bad mother. Ross Johnson knows. Deployed to Afghanistan not long after 9/11, Johnson was a Green Beret medic at a firebase about a hundred miles southeast of Kabul when he saw another victim in the war: the military’s inventory of field-medical gear—some of it older than he was.

Oconee County: Ready Made - The Road to Prosperity is Paved With Good Planning

Richard Blackwell, executive director of Oconee Economic Alliance, stresses the importance of “ready” infrastructure in the pursuit of economic development.

Laurens County: Bridging Roads & Reality - Laurens County is Growing Up, But Its Roads And Bridges Are Growing Old

The Bridges of Madison County is a cheesy love story. This story is about the bridges of Laurens County, an allegorical tale of roads, infrastructure, vision, and, yes, wooden bridges. Laurens County has 19 of them, and while the Upstate’s more urbanized counties face complicated and costly people-moving solutions, Laurens County is working to bridge the stakeholders of yesterday and tomorrow.

Greenwood County: Increasing Population Density & Economic Growth Drive Road Dialogue

Greenwood County’s transportation infrastructure is solid for now, but there is a clear need for major improvements in the near future, partly due to continued robust economic development in the area. Of course, growth and new industries bring both blessings and challenges.

Greenville County: Gateway Paves The Way To Better Roads

The nation’s fourth-fastest growing city, Greenville faces growing pains in large part because of its growing popularity. Turns out that in terms of the nearly 6,000 miles of roads in much of the Upstate, popularity leads to more than just potholes.

Cherokee County: I-85 Widening Offers Potential Bright Spot

Leaders in Cherokee County stress the need for better funding from the state as one of the poorest counties in the Upstate struggles to meet the needs of business, industry, and local residents.

Abbeville County: Relying on Highway 72

The business lifeblood of Abbeville County surges through an artery that’s 25 miles long and four lanes wide.

Growing Senior Population Poses Transportation Challenges

Older South Carolinians overwhelmingly prefer to stay in their homes and communities as they age.


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