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News Coverage of Greenville
The following articles were published about the City of Greenville.
'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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Greenville, S.C. Ranks Third for Cities That Donate the Most
Huffington Post, Dec. 13, 2011
A Huffington Post survey found that Greenville, South Carolina, ranked third in the nation for households who give to charitable organizations.
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30 Best Cities for Jobs
Daily Beast, October 2011
The Daily Beast has ranked Greenville, S.C. in the top 30 cities in the United States for employment, after analyzing unemployment statistics for the past year to factor overall job creation.
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America's Best Downtowns
Forbes, October 2011
Forbes Magazine has chosen Greenville, S.C., as one of the top 10 cities for America's Best Downtowns.
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Going to Greenville
The SRQ Business Journal, September 2011
Find out what community leaders from Southwest Florida learned about Greenville's successes during an economic development visit earlier this year.
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Dining Scene: Shhhh...Greenville, South Carolina, Has Become A Culinary Hot Spot
Wine+Dine Magazine, September 2011
Writer Waynette Goodson tours the chef's tables in Greenville, and finds some wonderful food, drink and surprises.
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Eat Your Way to Euphoria
Birmingham Magazine, September 2011
Writer Carla Jean Whitley tours a "charming South Carolina town" for an unforgettable culinary vacation.
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Economy Moves Forward in Greenville
Foxnews, August 17, 2011
Foxnews reporter Jonathan Serrie shows how Greenville's bipartisan efforts have helped the city not only survive, but thrive, during difficult economic times.
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Sweet Greenville: The Hippest Little City in South Carolina
Garden and Gun, August-September 2011
Writer Ashley Warlick tells you why she loves Greenville, and has loved it for so long.
Traveling from its big city food selection to its ability to keep its history alive,
Greenville changes and reinvents itself at every turn.
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Greenville Ranks Number 5 as America's Most Fun, Affordable Cities
Bloomberg Businessweek, August 2011
With a downtown dining scene that ranges from local cuisine to popular national chains, Greenville made the grade in this annual Bloomberg Businessweek survey.
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How A Park Helped One Town Weather The Recession
National Public Radio, July 29, 2011
NPR's Julie Rose writes, "During the worst of the recession, new development ground to a halt and small businesses closed their doors on many Main Streets throughout the country.
That wasn't the case in Greenville, S.C. And while it seems improbable that a city would thrive during the recession, Greenville's mayor credits a mix of good luck and good fundamentals."
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The 15 Best Cities for Young Adults
Forbes, July 2011
Forbes Magazine has chosen Greenville, S.C., as one of the top 15 cities for young people, due to its strong projected employment
growth rate and a low cost of living.
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The Top 10 Best Cities to Live
RelocateAmerica.com, August 2011
Greenville, S.C., has made Relocate America's "Top 10 Places to Live" in America for 2011, due its thriving entrepreneurial community, variety of manufacturing
and business investment and vibrant downtown.
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Greenville Selected "Top Micro-City of the Future"
fDiIntelligence.com, July 2011
For the second year in a row, Greenville has been selected the 'Top Micro-City of the Future.' Find out how our city stacked up against the competition, and won!
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A City's Signature Centerpiece
U.S. DOT, Federal Highway Administration, Public Roads, May/June, 2011
Writers Jessica Hekter and Leslie Fletcher report on how a one-of-a-kind curved pedestrian bridge drew attention to a downtown waterfall and capped off the rebirth of Greenville, SC, into an exemplary livable community.
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Falling for Greenville
Knoxnews.com, June 19, 2011
Writer Clayton Hensley chose Greenville for its river and green spaces, as he profiles this rejuvenated city only a short trip from Tennessee.
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Greenville shows what can happen with a clear vision, high standards
Kentucky.com, June 19, 2011
Herald-Leader columnist Tom Eblen reports on the Commerce Lexington leadership visit to Greenville. The Kentucky leaders spent three days looking at Lexington's strengths and weaknesses through the lens of another city.
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Greenville Water Takes Best Taste Test Title
American Water Works Association, June 14, 2011
The American Water Works Association today announced that the Greenville (S.C.) Water System won the annual “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test.
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Hop Around Town
Parks and Recreation, June 2011
An article in Parks and Recreation magazine features Greenville's Swamp Rabbit Trail, which is jumping with activity!
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Greenville's Culinary Scene
Taste of the South offers an 8-page story on Greenville's culinary scene, from fine dining to casual.
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Walk-Hike-Run: Great City Parks
U.S Airways magazine has chosen Falls Park in downtown Greenville as one of its "great city parks."
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Sarasota Studies Greenville's Success
Follow a band of Sarasota, FL, business and government leaders as they walk the streets of Greenville,
talking with community leaders about how the city developed an admirable downtown and created a solid
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Meet: The Upstate of South Carolina
Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine, May, 2011
Spirit Magazine focuses on Greenville and the Upstate, in this seven-article feature appearing in their online publication and on board all
Southwest planes. From business and industry to shopping and living, South West covers it all.
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The Impulsive Traveler: Picture-perfect Greenville, S.C.
The Washington Post Lifestyle, April 22, 2011
Post writer Becky Krystal filled her digital camera with hundreds of images of Greenville during a recent trip that included a walk through downtown, a cruise on the Swamp Rabbit
Trail and an afternoon of wandering through the arts district.
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Nuts About Southwest
BlogSouthwest.com, April 13, 2011
Get the complete report on Food Writer Mary Bigham's "Special Dish Trip" to Greenville. Bigham traveled to the city to celebrate to celebrate Southwest Airlines' service
to their 70th destination. Part of the festivities included a progressive dinner where patrons filled up
on the best eats in town. The report includes video coverage of the trip.
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Southwest Opens Up S.C.'s Upstate
The Daily Record, April 2011
Southwest's arrival in Greenville offers an inland alternative for weary beachgoers. Read about how Southwest's direct route to Greenville has opened up the Upstate to travelers in a new way.
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Some Good Ideas, In Need of Patrons
Charlotte Observer, April 7, 2011
Charlotte Observer editor Mary Newsom paid a visit to Falls Park on the Reedy in downtown Greenville, and took home a few ideas from Greenville to share with her city. Read about Greenville's use of pedestrian friendly walkways, pocket gardens and public art are bringing people to downtown.
Think Small, Live Big
Men's Journal, April 2011
The staff of Men's Journal has chosen Greenville, SC, as one of the Best Places to Live in the United States. Writer Robert Earle Howells made the selection of "places
where conservation is more important than development, bike makers and breweries and farmers markets thrive." Read more about how Greenville is growing "the right way!"
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Providing Good Customer Service in the Age of Technology
International Parking Institute, April 2011
City of Greenville parking services manager Dennis Garrett provides a report on the city's transition to call center and pay-in-lane operations. From personnel to
equipment, Garrett makes the case for using both people and technology properly. The result: a win for the city customers who want a quick, easy way to pay parking fees.
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George Hincapie's Favorite Rides
Southern Living, March, 2011
Greenville resident and star cyclist George Hincapie shares his favorite cycling routes in and around the city. Hincapie is the only
cyclist to represent the U.S. in five Olympic Games and the only cyclist in history to be on eight Tour de France winning teams.
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Greenville: A Great Place for a Getaway
Times of the Islands, September/October 2010
"Surprises await at every turn when you go with the flow in Greenville," says writer
Libby McMillian, as she chronicles a visit to a city "steeped in Southern charm and
tendering an intoxicating fusion of natural beauty and urban elan."
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Happy Campers: How Feeding Programs Fight Childhood Hunger
Parks & Recreation, August 2010
Learn how a federal grant program is helping fight hunger on the front lines, in Greenville, South Carolina. Summer day
campers in the City of Greenville receive nutritious meals - providing much needed assistance to low income families.
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5 Great Places to Retire
Fortune Magazine, June 13, 2010
Fortune Magazine chose Greenville, South Carolina, as one of it's Top 5 retirement destinations, along with Napa, Ca., Ann Arbor, Mich., San Antonio, Texas, and Palm Coast, Fla.
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Greenville Chosen As "Top 100 Places to Live"
Relocate America, May 2010
Greenville has been recognized by Relocate America as a "Top 100 Place to Live" in America for 2010. Judges pointed to the climate, housing values and international business community as the city's strong points.
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Welcome to Googleville?
Time Magazine, April 12, 2010
Time Magazine reports on Greenville's effort to win the Google Fiber network; including the creation of a human Google chain, made of residents who held glow-lights to brighten the evening sky.
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Greenville, SC, Grabs Google's Attention with Human Google Chain
ABC News, March 2010
ABC News covered Greenville's creation of a human Google chain, part of its efforts to attract Google to install a new fiber optic network in the city.
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Keys to the City of Greenville, SC
U.S. Airways Magazine, March 2010
U.S. Airways Magazine tells readers "what Greenville, South Carolina, has done to
its downtown makes other cities green with envy." Find out more with this series
of articles providing an in-depth look at the city.
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Stimulus Project Saves Energy and Money in Greenville, SC
ICLEI Local Action Blog, February 8, 2010
Learn how federal stimulus dollars had a powerful impact on energy efficiency and
conservation in the city of Greenville.
America's Top Places for Boomers to Retire
CNBC.COM, January 11, 2010
For many retirees, relocation means a migration south, to warmer climates, and Greenville,
South Carolina is a top destination.
Artisphere Ranked A Top Ten Festival in the Country
Greg Lawler's Art Fair Sourcebook, January 11, 2010
Greenville’s Arts Weekend, recently received a Top Ten ranking in Greg Lawler’s
Art Fair Sourcebook for the 2009 Festival.
Take Your Lesson, Sandford - Promote Your Unique Assets
The Sanford, FL, Herald,
January 10, 2010
Read the account of one recent Greenville visitor, who compares the city's vibrance
and bustling downtown to his own hometown.
Do 'Top-Ranked' Cities Really Measure Up?
Smart Money Magazine, January 2010
Smart Money Magazine uses Greenville as an example of the struggle local development
boosters have with surveys and ranking systems.
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The South's Top 10 Comeback Neighborhoods
Southern Living, January 2010
Southern Living magazine profiled the Viola Street Neighborhood as one of its Top
10 "Comeback Neighborhoods" in the South. As one resident said, "Viola has turned
a lot of broken dreams into new dreams."
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Adds Another Top 20 Ranking
Southeast Tourism Society, Dec. 8, 2009
Artisphere, Greenville’s Arts Weekend, has once again been named a TOP 20 EVENT
IN THE SOUTHEAST by the Southeast Tourism Society, for its upcoming 2010 Festival.
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Mayors Launch Piedmont 'Mega-region' Alliance
Citiwire.net, Nov. 27, 2009
Neal Peirce attended the Mega-region Alliance meeting in Greenville and posed the
question: "Could today’s South think in terms of a 'series of Greenvilles'
– workable, livable, distinctive communities – and infrastructure with a heart,
adding quality to mega-region 'bigness'?"
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Greenville: A Model for
WSFA-TV12, Nov. 5, 2009
City officials from Montgomery, AL, visited Greenville and chose it as one of their
model cities for its innovative development of downtown.
Street, Greenville: Top 10 Great Places in America 2009
American Planning Association, Oct. 8, 2009
The American Planning Association has chosen Main Street in downtown Greenville
as a top 10 street in the annual Great Places in America survey.
for Cobb, Jackson Honor Game's Flawed Giants
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009
Cleveland Plain Dealer Sunday edition entertainment writer Marc Bona visited Greenville's
Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum in the West End.
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to Live the Simple Life
AARP.ORG, July 27, 2009
AARP Magazine, September-October 2009
AARP The Magazine announced their annual “Best Places To Live” list, with this year’s
list focused on the towns and cities that are best for living the simple (and often
less expensive) life. Featured in the September/October issue of AARP The Magazine,
Tucson, AZ, topped the list of hometowns high on culture and low on stress, followed
by Greenville, SC, Montpelier, VT, Logan, UT, and Ames, IA.
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Cities Mean Business
Municipal Association of South Carolina, 2009
Read about Greenville's win-win proposition: creating outdoor amenities has benefits
for both residents and economic developers. Also included: energy-efficient initiatives
in South Carolina and sustainable living efforts to encourage residents to buy local.
Greenville (The One in South Carolina)
The Virtual Gourmet, June 14, 2009
Read Esquire columnist John Mariani's visit to Greenville's downtown, and its restaurants.
Mariani is author of The Encyclopedia of American Food & Drink (Lebhar-Friedman),
The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink (Broadway), and, with his wife Galina,
the award-winning Italian-American Cookbook (Harvard Common Press).
A Tale of
Good Morning America, June 7, 2009
View a Good Morning America report about how Greenville, S.C., is holding its own
in the midst of a nationwide recession.
Greenville's A Whole New Ballgame
Miami Herald, May 10, 2009
"There's a lot going on in and around this revitalized small-town charmer," says
travel writer Russ Heap in this feature article published in the Herald's Sunday
travel section. Read More
We Check Out Greenville,
CompetitiveCyclist.com January 2009
This cyclist website posts a report of a bicycle tour of Greenville, from chasing
pro racers George Hincapie and Craig Lewis up Caesar's Head to observations from
Main Street. "Remember George's stunning victory on the mountaintop stage of Pla
d'Adet at the 2005 Tour de France? From what I can tell, it was won on the long
climb up Caesar's Head." Read More
American Cities of the Future: Greenville Named Microcity of the Future
Regions Magazine April/May 2009
Greenville, SC, named the Micro-city of the Future, based on its strong economic potential,
good human resources and high scores in business friendliness.
Get Ready for Greenville
NWA Monthly April 2009
Enjoy a Saturday morning in Greenville, through the eyes of travel writer Brooke
Cheshier. "I never planned on falling for Greenville, its Southern food, Southern
chefs and Southern sounds. But then, no one told me I'd have the Blue Ridge hills
silhouetted in the west and a series of rivers and waterfalls running through the
heart of downtown..."
to Catch Spring in Full Bloom
Atlanta Magazine April 2008
Atlanta Magazine chooses Greenville's Falls Park as a top spring bloom destination.
The park includes the beautiful pedestrian-only suspension Liberty Bridge, with
its dazzling views of Reedy River Falls.
Destination Dixie: A Little
Gem Called Greenville
Points North March 2008
Just two hours up the road awaits a revitalized city with a neighborhood feel and
casual fun. Greenville is steeped in history and Southern charm.
Southern Living October 2008
Southern Living chooses Greenville as a top destination for fall, calling it a city
that creates a feeling of country in the middle of a cosmopolitan downtown. The
article explores urban development downtown as well as nearby beauty just a few miles
Atlantic Southeast Magazine July/August 2008
Take a morning walk through beautiful downtown Greenville, and discover the charm
of the jewel of the South Carolina upstate. Read More
24 Hours to Greenville
Southern Living May 2008
Park your car and get out on foot to explore the attractions in Greenville, an action-filled
Upstate City. Travel writer Annette Thompson explores Greenville on foot in this
Around Your Region feature.
Town: Visit Greenville
Low Country Living January/February 2008
Venture inland with Kendall Lukas as she visits Greenville, comparing its historical
roots with its emergence as a New South hub. Read More