Economic Development

Better Business Bureau of the Foothills

This site will help anyone with a business in the area, as well as anyone who has a problem with a business in the area.

Greenville Forward

Greenville Forward is a non-political, non-profit organization which shepherds, champions, and facilitates achieving Greenville Vision 2025 goals and initiatives. The Vision focuses on sixteen areas such as the arts, government, transportation, healthcare, environment, education, and even coolness. For more information, embrace the vision and learn more at, or call Russell Stall at 233-8443.

(864) 233-8443

Pam Myers – REALTOR @ Keller Williams Greenville Central

Pam will help you find your starter, move up or dream home. She has been a resident of Simpsonville (Five Forks area) for 20 years, and is part of a knowledgeable team of experts who know the neighborhoods well. For all your buying or selling needs in the Greater Greenville, SC area, call her today!


Greenville County Planning Commission

The mission of the Greenville County Planning Commission is to promote managed growth in Greenville County by maintaining a comprehensive planning program which minimizes land use conflicts, coordinates the provision of public services, and optimizes the quality of life for all county residents.

(864) 467-7270

Appalachian Council of Governments

The Appalachian COG, as the southern end of the Appalachian region defined by the Appalachian Regional Council, provides support, funding, and council services to the municipalities and local governments in the six county Upstate region of South Carolina.

(864) 242-9733

SCORE – Piedmont Chapter

SCORE offers free and confidential counseling to anyone who plans to start a business. Workshops and links to helpful resources are available on the website.

(864) 271-3638

Clemson Regional Small Business Development Center

Clemson, SC
This center offer a variety of services and management training courses tailored to meet the needs of small & medium-sized businesses. SBDC consultants at each site provide managerial and technical assistance to those wishing to start or expand an enterprise.


PULSE, Professionals United for Leadership and Social Enrichment, was created to help area young professionals to get involved, get informed, and feel as though they have an influence in their community. PULSE aims to connect area young professionals to each other, while at the same time cultivate the leadership potential of its members.

Urban League of the Upstate

The Urban League of the Upstate is a non-profit organization committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all citizens in housing, education, employment, and economic development, without regard to race or socioeconomic status.

Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC)

The GADC is a non-profit corporation established by Greenville County Council to promote and enhance the economic growth and development of Greenville County. In conjunction with the SC Department of Commerce, the GADC provides a full range of services including project management, incentive negotiations, and facilitate a multitude of community resources available to new or expanding business and industry.

(864) 235-2008

Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Greenville Chamber at its core is dedicated to promoting quality development of Upstate South Carolina through managed growth, service to members and the public, and a community-wide approach to issues shaping the region’s future.

Community Foundation of Greater Greenville

The Community Foundation of Greater Greenville is a public charity established in 1956 by visionary donors who sought to create a way to give back to their community and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Greenville County.