City of Greer sets a new record for gross retail sales

Published on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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City of Greer sets a new record for gross retail sales
The Greer Development Corporation (GDC) announced the City of Greer recorded a record $740.3 million in Gross Retail Sales for fiscal year 2013. That represents more than an 8 percent increase compared to fiscal year 2012 and a 38 percent increase compared to the pre-recession high in 2008.

Greer sales in Greenville County were $536.6 million and in Spartanburg County was $205.4 million. Greer recorded more gross retail sales in FY 2013 than 18 South Carolina counties, according to the GDC.

Greer had the fourth largest total retail sales figure in Greenville and Spartanburg counties behind the City of Greenville ($4.8 billion), the City of Spartanburg ($3.6 billion), and the City of Mauldin ($1.4 billion).

“From the high traffic commercial opportunities along Greer’s Wade Hampton corridor to the truly unique shopping and dining experience that is Greer’s historic downtown, the City of Greer has proven itself as a dynamic and growing market,” said Wryley Bettis, chairman of the GDC. “Residential growth has returned to the City of Greer. Community assets such as the Inland Port, BMW, and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport have provided opportunities for diversified industrial growth in Greer; and Greer has become a destination for healthcare providers. I could not be happier that Greer’s concerted effort to balance new growth opportunities with quality of life needs has produced fantastic results.”

“Fiscal Year 2013 marks the third consecutive year that gross retail sales in the City of Greer have produced record numbers. I firmly believe that is a testament to the quality of commercial properties, which translates to the skills of property owners and managers, as well as the loyalty shoppers from across the Upstate put in those businesses, City Administrator Ed Driggers said. “From specialty stores to family friendly restaurants, there is truly something for everyone in the City of Greer.”


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