Greenwood, SC, is the vibrant economic center of the Lakelands Region and the hub for retail, dining and recreation in the seven-county region. The restored Uptown district is the charming core of the community, home to a bustling shopping, dining and arts community, and small towns provide additional business opportunities.
Uptown Greenwood provides support for new businesses through a partnership with the City of Greenwood, working with prospective and existing small businesses to help them succeed. Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation further aids small business ventures with comprehensive economic data, information for prospective new businesses, technical services training, marketing assistance, and connections with a helpful network of partners.
Outside the City of Greenwood, several inviting smaller towns offer additional opportunities for retail development. Historic and festival-friendly Ninety-Six, home to the fascinating Revolutionary War-era National Park Service Star Fort Battle Site, has a charming town square as well as access to Lake Greenwood. The Town of Ware Shoals, a laid back village on the Saluda River, is known for its parks, historic buildings and old town square. The hamlets of Hodges and Troy provide growing opportunities for development.