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Department of Economic Development

The City of Greenville’s Economic Development Department promotes a variety of activities and programs designed to obtain a healthy balance of strategic economic growth and improved quality of life. This is achieved by facilitating private development, implementing programs for business retention, pursuing annexation opportunities, developing and implementing revitalization, recruiting businesses and cultivating residential development.

Department Divisions

Real property is incorporated into the City of Greenville through the annexation process which is coordinated by the Economic Development and the Planning and Zoning Divisions. Details, applications and petition forms as well as a list of the benefits of annexation for the property owner are available.
More about Annexation

Facade Improvement Program

The City of Greenville’s Facade Improvement Program (FIP) provides financial and technical design assistance to commercial property owners and business owners in targeted commercial districts for qualified facade improvements. The purpose of the FIP is to support the revitalization of the City’s commercial districts by stimulating private investment in high-quality improvements that enhance the appearance of buildings and properties and eliminate blight and non-conforming design standards.


Nancy Whitworth
Deputy City Manager, Economic/Community Development

Greg Strait
Economic Development Analyst

Tracy Dozier
Project Manager

Mary Douglas Hirsch, AICP
Downtown Development Manager

Tracy D. Ramseur
Development Coordinator

Stephanie d’Ablemont
Economic Development Assistant

You can reach our office during business hours by calling
We are located at:
206 S. Main St.
(9th floor)
Greenville, SC

Our mailing address:
City of Greenville,
Economic Development
P.O. Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602

or email us with your questions or comments.

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