The OneSpartanburg Vision Plan is a five-year community and economic development strategy developed with the feedback of 3,180 people and hundreds of pages of data. The strategy was launched on January 24, 2017. 42 investors committed $4.5 million over five years to fund implementation. Successful implementation of the plan requires coordinated action from a range of community partners.
There are four key drivers linked to this goal: Talent, Economy, Image, Place. The drivers consist of eight objectives, 42 strategic recommendations, and 173 tactical recommendations.
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The OneSpartanburg Community and Economic Development Plan was developed in partnership with Market Street Services and a steering committee of community leaders, using the following approach:
Phase 1: Stakeholder Input
We identified stakeholders from all corners of the community to participate in public input opportunities. Stakeholder input included one-on-one interviews, focus groups, and an online community survey.
We leveraged extensive quantitative data, stakeholder input, and existing community initiatives to provide a detailed examination of Spartanburg County’s competitiveness as a place to live, work, visit, and conduct business. The research and analysis answered key questions about Spartanburg County’s People, the community as a Place, and economic structure issues that affect the community’s ability to create lasting Prosperity.
Built on the findings of the Community Assessment, the analysis reviewed and defined the business sectors that most strongly aligned with Spartanburg County’s competitive strengths. It identified sectors of economic activity that can drive future growth and wealth creation, giving special consideration to the sectors that had the highest potential for diversification and high-wage opportunities.
An analysis of community marketing reviewed the viability of existing efforts and identified potential enhancements to future efforts. The review included an assessment of all related websites, advertising and collateral materials, inbound/outbound marketing events, public relations, trade shows, site location professional visits, and branding and identity-building efforts.
Using the findings from research phases as the initial framework, Market Street facilitated a series of discussions with the Steering Committee to determine what overarching goals and potential action steps should be included in the Community and Economic Development Strategy in order to affect the county’s ability to prosper.
Phase 6: Implementation Plan
The Implementation Plan ensures that the “what” of the Strategy became a reality by committing to “how” actions would be implemented. The Steering Committee received guidance in all aspects of implementation efforts, including the prioritization of specific actions, development of a realistic time frame for implementation, identification of “lead” and “support” organizations, and a review of capacity and funding concerns.
The OneSpartanburg Vision Plan would not be possible without the commitment of our investors, and the time and efforts of numerous implementation partners throughout our community.
Advance America, Inc.
Barnet Development Corporation
BMW Manufacturing Co.
Carolina Alliance Bank
City of Landrum
City of Spartanburg
Clayton Construction Company
JM Smith Foundation
The Johnson Group
Mary Black Foundation
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
Michelin North America, Inc.
Milliken & Company
Palmetto Bank, LLC
South State Bank
Spartanburg Community Indicators Project
Spartanburg Economic Futures Group
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District
Spartanburg Water System
Spartanburg Young Professionals
United Community Bank
Vic Bailey Automotive
White Oak Management
William Barnet & Son, LLC
Woodruff Roebuck Water District