Regional Resources

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Community Vibrancy

Anderson Arts Center
Arts Partnership - Chapman Cultural Center
Emerald Triangle Arts: The Cultural District of Greenwood
Laurens Artists Coop
Metropolitan Arts Council
Peace Center for the Performing Arts
SC Children's Theatre
SC Governor's School for the Arts
Union County Arts Council
Anderson County Museum
Anderson Heritage
Cherokee County History and Arts Museum
Greenville Historical Society
Laurens County Museum Association
Pickens County Museum of Art and History
Spartanburg County Historical Association
Union County Museum
Upcountry History Museum
Upstate Historic Attractions
Local Visioning
Greenville Forward
Imagine Anderson
Oconee By Choice (a project of the Oconee Alliance)
Pickens County Vision 2025
Upstate Sources
General Upstate SC Website of Attractions
go Magazine
Upstate Lakes
Upstate Mom- Like- Me
Upstate Parenting
Upstate South Carolina USA (other, malls, museums, galleries, etc.)
Upstate State Parks
Upstate Theatre and Performing Arts

Upstate Visual Arts
Upstate Waterfalls
Upstate Year Round Events

Economic & Entrepreneurial Vitality

CMSDC (Carolinas Association of Minority Supplier Development Council)
ECI: Find New Markets
Greenville Spartanburg Anderson Technology Council
Idea Café-Weblink for Business Ideas
Launch Pad SC
Minority Economic Development Institute, Inc.
National Association for the Self-Employed
National Association of Women Business Owners
NoLo Law for All-Law Weblink (They sell law forms/software)
Rural Transportation Planning of SC
SC Access (Aging and Disability Information)
SC Chamber of Commerce
SC Department of Employment and Workforce
SC District Export Council
SC Economic Developers Association
SC Launch
SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership
SC Rural Development Council
SC Secretary of State
SC State Ports Authority
SC World Trade Center
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Small Business Development Center of South Carolina
Special Services Corp.
Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership
U.S. Small Business Administration
Upstate Carolina Angel Network
Upstate SC Alliance
USC Columbia Technology Incubator
Chambers of Commerce

Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce
Belton Area Partnership
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce
Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce
Greater Abbeville Chamber of Commerce
Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce
Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce
Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce
Greater Oconee County Chamber of Commerce
Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce & Visitors
Greater Seneca Chamber of Commerce
Greater Walhalla Chamber of Commerce
Greenwood Area Chamber of Commerce
Inman Chamber of Commerce
Landrum Area Chamber of Commerce
Laurens County Chamber of Commerce
Mauldin Chamber of Commerce
SC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce
Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Travelers Rest Area Business Association
Union County Chamber of Commerce
Upstate Chambers Directory
Upstate Piedmont Chamber of Commerce
Westminster Chamber of Commerce
Other National and State Chambers
Asian Chamber of Commerce
National Black Chamber of Commerce
Abbeville County Development Board
Alliance Pickens
Anderson County Office of Economic Development
Appalachian Development Corporation
Cherokee County Development Board
City of Spartanburg Economic Development
Duke Energy Economic Development
Economic Development Organizations Directory
Economic Futures Group (EFG)
Greenville Area Development Corporation
Greenwood Partnership Alliance
Greer Development
Laurens County Development Corporation
Michelin Development Corporation
Oconee County Alliance
Oconee County Economic Development Commission
Union County Development Board
Small Business
Appalachian Development Corporation (Plan-A-Biz)
Clemson Regional Small Business Development Center
Frank L. Roddey Small Business Development Center (Moore School of Business)
Governor's Office of Small & Minority Business Assistance
Piedmont Chapter of SCORE
SC Business One Stop
WBENC (Women's Business Enterprise National Council)
Women's Business Center

Anderson County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Experience Union County
Greenville CVB (Greenville and Upcountry)
Greenwood Regional Tourism and Visitors Board
Laurens County Visitors Center
Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau (Oconee County)
SC National Heritage Corridor
Spartanburg Convention and Tourism
Tour Pickens County SC
Upcountry of South Carolina (Discover Upcountry Carolina Association)

Abbeville County One Stop
Access Greenville
Catawba OneStop (Union County)
Job Fair- Upper Savannah Council of Governments
Palmetto Workforce Connections
SC Virtual One Stop
Upstate Workforce Investment Board
Worklink - Connecting Companies and Employees


Upstate Councils of Government
Appalachian Council of Governments
Catawba Council of Governments
Upper Savannah Council of Governments
Upstate Counties
Abbeville County
Anderson County
Cherokee County
Greenville County
Greenwood County
Laurens County
Oconee County
Pickens County
Spartanburg County
Union County
SC Associations
Municipal Association of SC (MASC)
SC Association of Counties
SC Association of Special Purpose Districts

Human Potential

SC Upstate Aging and Disability Resource Center
Upstate Senior Network
International Center of the Upstate
First Steps-Abbeville
First Steps-Spartanburg
Public Education Partners - Greenville County
SC Academic Learning Environment
SC Department of Education
SC Future Minds
SC School Improvement Council
SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department
Upstate Achieve Program
Upstate Regional S2Mart Center
United Ministries
Activate Upstate (Healthy Living Program)
American Planning Association - Public Health Survey Report
Center for Disease Control
County Health Rankings - University of Wisconsin Public Health
Eat Smart Move More SC
Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index
Greenville Family Partnership (Keep Kids Off Drugs)
Jump Rope for Heart Program
LiveWell Greenville
SC DHEC (Department of Health and Environmental Control)
SC DHEC: Nutrition Resource
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Federal Grants)
Upstate EMS Council
Higher Education
Anderson University
Bob Jones University
Clemson University
Converse College
Erskine College
Forrest Junior College
Furman University
Greenville Technical College
Lander University
Limestone College
North Greenville University
Piedmont Technical College
Presbyterian College
Southern Wesleyan University
Spartanburg Community College
Spartanburg Methodist College
The University Center
Tri‐County Technical College
University of South Carolina‐Union
USC Upstate
Webster University
Wofford College
AnMed Health
Bon Secours Saint Francis Downtown Greenville
Cannon Memorial Hospital
Greenville Memorial Hospital
Hillcrest Memorial Hospital
Mary Black Hospital
Oconee Medical Center
Palmetto Health Baptist Easley
Patewood Memorial Hospital
Self Regional Healthcare
Shriners Children's Medical Center
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
Upstate Carolina Medical Center
Wallace Thomson Hospital
The Children's Museum of the Upstate
Bike Safety
Frazee Dream Center
School Districts
Abbeville School District
Anderson School District 1
Anderson School District 2
Anderson School District 3
Anderson School District 4
Anderson School District 5
Cherokee County School District
Greenville County School District
Greenwood School District 50
Greenwood School District 52
Laurens County School District 55
Laurens County School District 56
Oconee County School District
Pickens County School District
Spartanburg County School District 1
Spartanburg County School District 2
Spartanburg County School District 3
Spartanburg County School District 4
Spartanburg County School District 5
Spartanburg County School District 6
Spartanburg County School District 7
Union County School District
Ware Shoals School District 51

Natural Beauty

American Farmland Trust
American Rivers
Audubon South Carolina
Carolina Clear - Clemson
Carolina Farm Steward Association
Chattooga Conservancy
Clean Air Spartanburg
Clemson Extension
EE&RE Clean Cities
FOLKS: Friends of Lake Keowee
Friends of Lawson's Fork
Friends of the Reedy River
Glendale Outdoor Recreation School
International EcoTourism Society
Local Harvest: Farmer's Market Locator
National Park Service
Naturaland Trust
Nature Conservancy
Pacolet Area Conservancy
Palmetto Conservation Foundation
Palmetto Pride
Palmetto Trust
SC Department of Agriculture
SC Department of Natural Resources
SC Forestry Association
SC Native Plant Society
SC State Parks
SC Trails
SC Wildlife Federation
Sierra Club- Bartram Organization
Sierra Club –Foothills Organization
South Carolina Parks
Spartanburg Area Conservancy
Statewide Water Resources
Tri-County Trails Networking Group
Upstate Forever
Upstate Forever, Spartanburg
Water Matters SC
Watershed Lessons for Schools (Clemson University)
Wildlife Rehab of Greenville

Research Centers

Clemson's Center for Community Growth and Change
Metropolitan Studies Institute, USC Upstate
Riley Institute at Furman University
Roper Mountain Science Center
Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Policy, Clemson University
Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Policy, Clemson University (Regional Development)
U.S. Census Bureau

Sustainable Growth

AIA (American Institute of Architects) South Carolina
Best Management Practices for Greening - SC
Center for Applied Transect Studies
Duke Energy: Energy Saving Tips
EarthCraft House
Ecoville Spartanburg
Energy Star
Farmers Markets (Links)
Greenville Organic Foods Organization
Invasive Plant Species of SC
Making Smart Growth Happen
National Complete Streets Coalition
Organic and Natural Farms (Links)
Palmetto Cycling Coalition
Palmetto Cycling Coalition: Share the Road Safety Tips
SC Business Recycling
SC Chapter of the American Planning Association
SC DOT (SC Dept. of Transportation)
SC Green Steps Schools
SC Litter Control Association
SC Materials Exchange
SC Recycling Business Directory (SC Dept. of Commerce)
SC Recycling Programs Directory (County-wide listing by SC DHEC)
SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority
SC State Trails
SC Trails Network
Shi Center for Sustainability at Furman University
Smart Growth Online
Southface-Building Know How for a Sustainable Future (in Georgia)
Sustainability Institute (based out of Charleston)
Sustainable Design and Green Building ToolKit for Local Governments (US EPA)
Sustainable Greenville
Sustainable Spartanburg
Sustainable Universtities Intiative
Ten Ways to Enhance Public Transportation
Transportation Planning Process: SC DOT
U.S. Green Building Council
ULI South Carolina
Upstate Forever
Upstate Forever Spartanburg
Transportation (Air)
GSP International Airport
Transportation (Rail)
Transportation (Transit)
CATS (Clemson Area Transit Service)
Greenlink (Bus Transportation)
Spartanburg Regional Transportation Agency (SPARTA)
City Planning
City of Abbeville Zoning Department
City of Anderson Planning and Development Division
City of Clemson Planning and Codes
City of Greenville Planning and Development
City of Greenwood Planning
City of Mauldin Building and Zoning
City of Seneca Planning and Development
City of Spartanburg Planning and Zoning
Town of Honea Path Planning
County Planning
Abbeville County Planning Department
Anderson County Planning Department
Greenville County Planning Department
Greenwood County Planning Division
Laurens County Planning Commission
Oconee County Planning Department
Pickens County Planning
Spartanburg County Planning Department