Larry Wilson was holding court in the middle of the crown jewel of downtown, Greer City Hall, talking about the future of Greer – what it will be like in 2030. The past is history, Wilson said, Greer is on the move and there’s no time to waste.
Wilson is the chairman of the board of trustees for Partnership For Tomorrow, a community initiative for the future of Greer.
BMW Manufacturing Co. of Greer announced that the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ) recognized the company as its Exporter of the Year. In addition, the NAFTZ recognized BMW as the recipient of its Export Achievement Award for being the member that showed the most improvement in value.
BMW's plant in Greer has steadily increased its export activity. According to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, based on the 2011 value of BMW exports from South Carolina, the company's Greer facility is the largest automotive exporter from the U.S.
Counting BMW Z Roadsters was as popular as looking at the license plates where the car owners were from today at the annual ZFest. Owners of the Roadsters came to Trade Street for a few hours to have lunch and visit shops.
Perry Williams introduced a new parking configuration to the visitors that gave Trade Street more vehicles parked than it previously had before. Ironically, the diagonal parking was also discussed by city council as an alternative to the current parallel parking. Perry and his wife, Erin, are BMW Roadster owners.