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Downtown Florence was named as a semifinalist for the 2022 Great America Main Street Award through Main Street America. Florence is one of the 32 communities participating in Main Street South Carolina, a technical assistance program that empowers communities as they revitalize their historic downtowns.

The first four South Carolina Cultural Districts, designated by the SC Arts Commission in 2015, have earned recertification. The four districts are the Congaree Vista in Columbia, and the downtowns of Lancaster, Rock Hill and Spartanburg. The state’s SC Cultural District program aims to attract new artistic and cultural businesses, encourage economic development and celebrate local identity. Additional SC Cultural Districts have been designated in Beaufort, Bluffton, Camden, Florence and Greenwood. 

Fodor’s Travel named Beaufort, Greenville and Hilton Head Island among its top travel destinations in the U.S. in its 2022 Go List