Bringing Back the Burg


Bringing Back the 'Burg is Spartanburg's COVID-19 recovery effort. The initiative includes a Business Recovery Task Force, Guidebook, Commitment, Small Business Fund and marketing campaigns. Our work focuses on providing resources to help businesses navigate a changing world, and bringing back the 'Burg as the vibrant, strong community we've come to know and love.


shop localWE'RE encouraging spartanburg residents to spend local this holiday season.

Spend Local has a different meaning this year. Our small businesses need your support in order to survive. Shop in store, from the comfort of your home, or from your office desk. However you shop, spend local.

Spend Local Gift Guide
Online Shopping Guide
Downtown Spartanburg Shopping Guide

Corporate Gift Guide



We're asking Spartanburg's businesses to commit to combating COVID-19, together.

Screen Team Members: Monitoring employee health before each shift
Wear Masks: All staff will wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible
Hand Safety: Hand sanitizers and wash stations are available
Clean Environment: Cleaning thoroughly between guests 
Provide Space: Following social distancing and capacity guidelines

Make Your Commitment
See Who Has Committed
Take the Commitment to Combating COVID-19 Instagram Challenge


WE're backing spartanburg's small businesses

The Bringing Back the 'Burg Small Business Fund is designed to financially assist qualifying small businesses through low interest and forgivable loans.

Apply to the Fund
Donate to the Fund
Schedule a meeting with CommunityWorks

Nonprofit Assistance: SPCF Disaster Relief Fund
Individual Assistance: United Way United for All Fund



We're expanding testing for spartanburg companies  

Our fast-turnaround testing partnership with Luxor Scientific allows Spartanburg County businesses to receive employee COVID-19 test results within 48 hours at a reduced price of $85. Send your employee to the lab, host a testing day at your company (min. 50 employees), or collect on-site samples to send to the lab.

Luxor will tailor agreements for each business, defining the scope of services and how they intend to interact with individuals. Business representatives are encouraged to contact Luxor directly after signing up through the Chamber at 864-568-8940.

Register Your Business for Fast-Turnaround Testing
Email us to Inquire about Financial Assistance



We want to ensure you have easy access to resources That keep Spartanburg safe.

Drawing from many trusted resources, this guidebook is designed to start conversations and prompt considerations for doing business during COVID-19. We're also compiling a list of local businesses providing products or services to assist with COVID-19, like Personal Protective Equipment or sanitization and cleaning services.

Get the Guidebook
Tell us About Your COVID-19 Product or Service




WE Know masks make a difference

In partnership with Chapman Cultural Center, the Mask Challenge is a public art campaign to raise awareness of the importance of wearing a mask to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Learn about the Mask Challenge
Watch the Music Video
Place a temporary mask on a piece of public art





We believe in bringing conversations to the community

We are streaming conversations with key leaders so you have access to inside knowledge.

Economic Development l Healthcare l K12 Education l accelerateSC l Hospitality & Tourism l Talent Attraction EffortsDiversity and Economic Inclusion Spartanburg's Nonprofits l City + County Government l Spartanburg's Nonprofits Part II l The Impact of Bringing Back the Burg l Access to Capital




We represent spartanburg's comeback

Our efforts are led by a Business Recovery Task Force representative of Spartanburg's diverse business interests.

Meet the Task Force
Goals and Updates
Track the Benchmarks
Contact the Task Force







What Our Members are Saying