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News Coverage of Greenville

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Google Selects Greenville as its South Carolina eCity
Google, October, 2014
Google’s eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state. These cities’ businesses are using the web to find new customers, connect with existing customers and fuel their local economies.
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'Stylish Indie Twists on Southern Charm'
Better Homes and Gardens, September, 2014
More htan 7.6 million people read about Greenville in Better Homes and Gardens, who featured many of the city's retail and dining establishments.
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America's Quirkiest Towns
Travel and Leisure Magazine, September, 2014
Writer Katrina Brown Hunt went out looking for those odd-ball folks who populate quirky small towns, she came back with Greenville, SC! From moonshine to the walking taco, take her tour and find out why we are on the list.
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America's Engineering Hubs: The Cities With The Greatest Capacity For Innovation
Forbes, July 31, 2014
Forbes writer Joel Kotkin argues that where engineers concentrate, we can expect the greatest capacity for innovation. No surprise that Greenville's number six on the list!
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10 Reasons to Visit Greenville, SC
Chatter Chattanooga, July 31, 2014
Chattanooga writer Kelsie Brown says Greenville reminds her of her hometown, full of cycling, bridges, good food and fun events. Check out her 10 best reasons to plan your next visit.
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Last-minute ideas for great summer getaways
NBC's Today Show, July 30, 2014
Yahoo Travel’s Laura Begley Bloom joins TODAY to offer suggestions - including Greenville - for hitting the road with your significant other, friends, or the kids, before they head back to school.
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How Greenville Got Its Groove Back
VIE Magazine, July 2014
VIE writer Kim Duke-Layden chronicles Greenville's emergence as one of the hottest and fastest growing small cities in America. Learn how Greenville has become a mecca for urban renewal, cycling, food, fashion, the arts and nightlife. View the VIE article page 94


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Falls Park Chosen Among Top Parks in United States
Trip Advisor, June 2014
Falls Park joins the ranks of the nation's finest parks, chosen as number 10 of the country's best parks by the 2014 Travelers' Choice Trip Advisor awards. View the Trip Advisor article


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Passerelle Bistro Among Top Dining Spots in United States
FOX News, June 3, 2014
Located just above the Liberty Bridge in Falls Park, Passerelle Bistro was in the top 100 of OpenTable users nationwide. The list is based on more than 5 million verified diner reviews submitted for more than 19,000 restaurants across the country. View the Fox News article


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On River's Edge: A Special Report
INC News Now, May 1, 2014
In a special report, "On River's Edge," the Indiana News Channel ventured to Greenville South Carolina, a community that took a risk with its river and won.
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10 Best Cycling Towns in America: Readers' Choice
USA Today, April 18, 2014
The votes are in, and Greenville ranked fifth among 20 finalists for best cycling town in the nation. See how we stacked up!
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The Case for Strong Mayors
The Atlantic, April 2014
Atlantic writer James Fallows uses Mayor Knox White and Greenville as a case-in-point, showcasing the leadership that has made Greenville a jewel of the South.
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Blue Ridge Mountains: Best Bike Destination
Outside, April 2014
The Blue Ridge Mountains (around Greenville, Travelers Rest, and Asheville) have been named Runner-Up for the 2014 Travel Awards: Best Bike Destination. The win comes as editors deemed that the area "rivals anything overseas" thanks to "winding roads, great food, and incredible views."
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Ben Stein's Diary: Southern Sanity
The American Spectator, March 2014
Columnist Ben Stein's back. After visiting in 2013, Stein reports on his return to the city of Greenville. Stein: "This is a city on the move, very likely the most rapidly growing industrial center in the South."
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Greenville's West End
Southwest Airlines Spirit, March 2014
Greenville’s West End is the featured itinerary in the March issue in Southwest's in-flight magazine. From where to eat to where to sleep, to what to do and how to relax, this full-page article will be seen by over 3 million passengers as they crisscross the globe!
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Greenville Rises Again
Men's Journal, January 2014
Men's Journal gives Greenville its stamp of "approved travel," highlighting the "Yeah, that Greenville!" slogan as an appropriate rallying cry for a city that has become a mecca for outdoor sports.
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America's Tiniest Engineers: Report from Greenville, South Carolina
The Atlantic Magazine, January 20, 2014
Atlantic writer Deborah Fallows visited the A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering to highlight the school's unique approach to training future engineers.
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United Van Lines Migration Study
United Van Lines Online, January 2, 2014
South Carolina ranked second nationally as the top inbound state in 2013, following Oregon. The Carolinas each made the top five with South Carolina at 60 percent and North Carolina at 58 percent inbound moves. North Carolina has been on the high inbound list every year since 1993, and South Carolina has held a spot on the top inbound list 16 out of the past 18 years.
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Livin' For The City
Spirit Magazine, December 2013
Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine editors highlighted Greenville for its vitality, calling it a "small wonder of enterprise and renewed faith."
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American Cities of the Future 2013-14 Winners
fDi Intelligence, December 2013
Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine editors highlighted Greenville for its vitality, calling it a "small wonder of enterprise and renewed faith."
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Greenville Selected Among Best Places to Retire
AARP Magazine, October 2013
Editors at AARP selected Greenville as one of 10 low-cost cities where you can live in comfort no matter how big (or small) your savings account.
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Birth Announcements... Greenville, South Carolina
Food Arts Magazine, October 2013
Passerelle Bistro, located in Falls Park, received kudos from Food Arts magazine for its casual continental cuisine.
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Happiness Is... Food, wine and music at the Euphoria festival
US Airways Magazine, August 2013
Writer Waynette Goodson highlights Greenville's annual gathering of celebrity chefs, master sommeliers and national recording artists, to be held this year from Sept. 26-29 in downtown Greenville.
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American Made Series: Greenville, South Carolina
Martha Stewart Living, July 29, 2013
Writer Maeve Nicholsen made a trip to Greenville with an eye toward its unique blend of craftsmen, artisans and food entrepreneurs. Her blog post is part of her work with the American Made Movement, an effort to award and encourage the efforts of U.S. business entrepreneurs.
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Downtown Greenville Chosen As A 'Top 10 Transformed Neighborhood'
Forbes, July 2013
Forbes Magazine selected downtown as one of the top ten transformed neighborhoods in the nation. Three decades of work have gone into the revitalization of the downtown business district, which now extends well into the West End.
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Falls Park Named the Ninth-Best Park in the United States
Trip Advisor, June 2013
Popular travel site TripAdvisor announced its 2013 Travelers’ Choice awards today, which featured Greenville alongside cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Falls Park on the Reedy was named the ninth-best park in the United States.
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Free things to do in 10 great cities
USA Today, May 13, 2013
Move over Manhattan! Falls Park, in Greenville, South Carolina, made the national list of Top 10 free things to do this summer, chosen by USA Today. Read the full report online.
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A Southern Cycling Centre
Canadian Cycling, April-May, 2013
The April/May 2013 issue of Canadian Cycling Magazine features four pages of great content on cycling in our region. Matthew Pioro's story appears in the current issue of Canadian Cycling Magazine. Favorite Quote: "We’d move to the side and try to wave them on. They’d wait. It was almost a politeness standoff."
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Ben Stein's Diary: South Carolina on My Mind
The American Spectator, April 2013
Columnist Ben Stein reflects on the city of Greenville after spending time with family in the city. Stein: "Human beings actually smile and look you in the eye as they walk by. They say, “Good afternoon,” and wave. I am telling you, this place is not like what we usually see in daily 2013 America."
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Escapes: Greenville, SC
Travel Girl, April, 2013
Journalist Jan Schroder offers a perspective that is both fresh and reflective of our forward moving community. Favorite Quote: "This small city with big-city amenities is attracting people from all across the country. They moved here to embrace business opportunities and the low cost of living - and enthusiastically share their new hometown with visitors."
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The Frugal Traveler: Greenville, S.C., offers great family travel value
The Orlando Sentinel, April 23, 2013
Travel writer Mscha Theriault chose Greenville as a "large-dog friendly" location that "offers a sense of Seattle chic in the South Atlantic." Read about Theriault's tour of Greenville on a budget.
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Greenville Selected As One of 'Tastiest Towns in the South'
Southern Living, April 9, 2013
To celebrate the best of today’s Southern cuisine, Southern Living announced the "10 Tastiest Towns in the South," as determined by popular vote. Greenville, SC impressed editors and voters alike, and was recognized for its internationally inspired flavor with locally owned sensibility.
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3 Days in Greenville, SC
BostonGlobe.com, March 17, 2013
Globe correspondent Diane Daniel documented a 72-hour whirlwind visit to Greenville, which she describes as "a bustling center with scores of shops and restaurants and anchored by a stunning waterfall park."
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Is Greenville the Next Big Food City of the South?
Esquire.com, March 8, 2013
While many are aware that Greenville enjoys the highest per capita foreign investment in the U.S., they may not know about the explosion of growth in the city's choices for fine cuisine. The over one-mile stretch of Main Street in downtown Greenville is home to more than 110 restaurants, most locally owned and excellent.
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Escape for some high end Southern Charm
NashvilleLifestyles.com, March 2013
Featured as less frantic then Atlanta, but edgier than Charlotte, Greenville is featured as a quaint but stylish Southern city quickly making its way onto the national radar.
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The Iron Yard stokes startup fires in the Southeast
Venturebeat.com, February 15, 2013
Learn about the transformation of Greenville from the textile capital of the world to a bubbling tech startup community.
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Greenville Named as Top 10 Tastiest Town in the South
Southern Living Magazine, February 2013
"Don’t be fooled by the quaint, leafy town of Greenville, SC. When it comes to eating and drinking well, it means business," reports Southern Living. Learn about Greenville's spot in the Top 10!
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Favorite Unexpected Vacation Destination
O Magazine, December 2012
In September 2011, Oprah Magazine Associate Editor Katie Arnold-Ratliff came to visit Greenville, South Carolina for the annual food, wine and music festival Euphoria. Katie fell in love with the city and promised the first opportunity she had, she would share Greenville with O readers. Katie has come through on her promise in the December 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, selecting Greenville as her Favorite Unexpected Vacation Destination.
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Your Adventure in Greater Greenville
Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine, November 2012
Southwest Airlines features Greenville as a wonderful surprise, from its city greatest hits to speed track racing at BMW to a wee taste of locally-produced moonshine. Welcome to the New South!
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Euphoria in Greenville: More than a wine festival
The Washington Times, Oct. 18, 2012
Wine coach Laurie Forster tells you why spending three days at Euphoria perfectly fits the Miriam-Webster dictionary meaning of the word.
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Eat, Play, Absolutely Love Euphoria
Stark Insider, Oct. 1, 2012
San Francisco based travel writer Janice Nieder files a report on her four-day trip to Greenville's Euphoria festival, complete with amazing music, food and drink.
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Getaway to Greenville
East Alabama Living, October, 2012
Writer Ann Cipperly found a fall weekend in Greenville to be a wonderful combination of southern charm wrapped in a cosmopolitan setting.
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The Best Little Food Festival in the South
Southern Living - September 22, 2012
Southern Living's Paula Disbrowe loosened her belt a notch as she tasted and imbibed her way through Euphoria, Greenville's annual gastrointestinal extravagana. Find out why it was worth wearing tight trousers!
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In Greenville, S.C., the First Shoots of an E.V. Ecosystem
New York Times - September 21, 2012
Automotive columnist Jim Motavalli takes a look at Greenville's electric car sharing program, WeCar, and the unique public-private partnership that is making it a success.
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10 Reasons To Buy A Cheap Southwest Ticket to Greenville, SC. No, Really!
Food Republic - September 2012
Surprise! You'll find 99 indie restaurants in a 10-block stretch of downtown Greenville. It was enough to shock a Food Republic editor into buying a cheap Southwest ticket and heading to town for a culinary adventure!
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The George Hincapie Short List
Men's Journal - August 2012
Greenville made George Hincapie's 'short list' of favorites, which he outlined during an interview with Men's Journal just prior to his final race before retirement.
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Best Small Cities for Cycling
Bicycling Magazine - June 2012
Bicycling Magazine has named Greenville, South Carolina, as one of the Best Small Cities for Cycling in the USA. Writer Alyssa Gerety gave Greenville the nod for its cycling events, trail advocacy and development of the Swamp Rabbit trail, which snakes along the Reedy River through the city's center.
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A Community Springs From Acres Once Held by a Reclusive Magnate
The New York Times - May 23, 2012
New York Times write Jamie Duffy portrays the transformation of Greenville from a "concrete sidewalks and ratty parking lots" to "landscaped sidewalks" filled with "tourists that pop in and out of art galleries and boutiques." Find out more about how Greenville made remarkable changes.
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Why Greenville Is The Knowledge Economy's Next Big Thing
Fast Company - May 21, 2012
Found out how Greenville, technically a medium-sized market, has more corporate headquarters than any other region in the state, including $1.1 billion in new capital investments that has created more than 6,000 jobs in the last five years. View The Fast Company Article


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Huntsville leaders inspired, full of ideas after weekend visit to Greenville, S.C.
The Huntsville Times - May 15, 2012
Huntsville, AL Mayor Tommy Battle returned from a weekend fact-finding trip to Greenville, S.C., feeling pretty good about Huntsville's downtown. Find out what he learned from Greenville's growth.
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America's Greatest Main Streets
Travel and Leisure - May 2012
Travel and Leisure writer Wayne Curtis sampled Main Streets of smaller cities across America, looking for distinctive qualities to choose the 'Greatest Main Streets.' Find out why Greenville made the cut.
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Top 10 Fastest Growing U.S. Cities
CNN Money - April 5, 2012
Despite the housing bust and the recession, these 10 U.S. cities - including Greenville, SC - still managed to record population gains of 30 percent or more in the decade ending in 2010, according to the Census Bureau. The national average was less than 10 percent during that time.
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Greenville: Big City Doings, Small Town Atmosphere
Ballantyne Magazine - March 2012
"Greenville, S.C. personifies the new south done right," says writer Nan Baurath during a recent visit to South Carolina's Upstate. Baurath attributes the city's rise as an arts mecca to the influence of South Carolina artist Jasper Johns and American realist painter Andrew Wyeth. View the Ballentyne article


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Greenville: The #1 City for Jobs This Spring
Forbes.com - March 13, 2012
Forbes magazine has named the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley area #1 in a list of best cities for jobs this spring. View the Forbes article


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Greenville: The Coolest Main Street in the South
Atlanta Magazine - March 1, 2012
Travel writer Amanda Heckert muses about moving to Greenville after a recent visit to her parents' Upstate home. Heckert offers a bounty of the reasons - from pedestrian-friendly walkways to street-side entertainment to the variety of interesting boutiques. View the Atlanta Magazine article