department of economic development
Downtown Greenville is Upstate South Carolina’s largest central business district.
Downtown’s exciting revitalization stems from over 30 years of strategic public-private
partnerships mixed with sound planning principles. The redevelopment has evolved
around a vision for a thriving “state-of-the-art” community in which numerous opportunities
exist to live, work, and play. Downtown is alive and flourishing as the home to
offices, shops, restaurants, entertainment, and many residents, making it a great
area for economic investment.
Downtown Greenville is the pre-eminent business center of the Upstate, accounting
for over one-third of the total office space in the Greenville-Spartanburg metropolitan
area, with over 3 million square feet.
Downtown Greenville is one of the area’s most popular dining and entertainment destinations.
With over ninety restaurants and pubs clustered around Main Street, Greenville's
downtown offers a wide variety of options for all tastes.
Visitors to downtown can enjoy a year-round series of special events, suited to
the season and appealing to a diverse audience. From March through September, weekly
concerts ranging from blues to jazz to beach music entertain visitors three nights
a week, while larger downtown celebrations mark the coming of each new season. With
over 300 event days each year, Greenville leads the region in hosting visitors.
downtown is a center of business, culture, and entertainment, not surprisingly it
has also become one of the most desirable residential districts in and around Greenville.
The unique benefits of living downtown attract more and more residents, giving the
downtown area an even more well-rounded character.
Greenville's downtown is also the cultural center for the region, featuring the
Peace Center for the Performing Arts, the Greenville County Art Museum, the Greenville
County Public Library, the Museum and Gallery at Heritage Green, the Upcountry History
Museum, the Children’s Museum of the Upstate and a number of private galleries and
theater venues. Additionally, there is fun for the whole family with many parks,
the Greenville Zoo, the BI-LO Center arena, and Fluor Field, home to the Greenville
Drive minor league baseball team.