City of Conway Receives Hometown Economic Development Grant

CONWAY, SC (November 2, 2018) – The City of Conway has received a Hometown Economic Development Grant from the Municipal Association of South Carolina. The grant supports economic development projects that will make a positive impact on the quality of life in communities and promotes innovation in economic development practices. The City of Conway will receive $25,000 to go towards a feasibility study for an outdoor amphitheater in the City of Conway. The outdoor amphitheater project was discussed in May after Conway City Council voted in favor of exploring the idea with a feasibility study. City Administrator Adam Emrick is excited about the idea of an outdoor amphitheater and what it could mean for the City. "The City of Conway constantly looks for ways to improve its public amenities that also best showcase our unique features. An amphitheater, located along the banks of the Waccamaw River, will allow us to present a new public area that can host events with a postcard view of Conway as a backdrop," said Emrick. The $25,000 grant is a match grant, and City of Conway Grants Coordinator John Rogers says the City will have to match at least $3,750 (15%). "We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Municipal Association of South Carolina on this important project that will move us another step closer to revitalizing areas of the riverfront damaged by Hurricane Florence, while also exploring new opportunities for family entertainment in Downtown Conway," said Rogers. Sixty-eight municipalities applied for the grants. Bamberg, Batesburg-Leesville, Blacksburg, Brunson, Central, Conway, Gifford, Orangeburg, Laurens, Lowrys, Moncks Corner, Richburg and Saluda are this year’s grant recipients.
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