Greenville, SC - The Greenville Revitalization Corporation (GRC) announced today that it has received a grant from CertusBank as seed money to establish its presence in the Greenville Community. GRC is a non-profit corporation established by the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) to assist with its economic development efforts in the Poinsett Corridor and throughout the "Textile Crescent" of Greenville County.
Joe Erwin, GRC Board Chair stated: "This is a great investment in Greenville County by a partner who has already shown itself to be a bank that is going to be a factor in the community. When the Redevelopment Authority established our corporation it provided us with a grant to get started. We have now received our tax exempt status from the IRS and are ready to put together our organization. The fact that CertusBank has recognized our potential and provided additional funding places us another step closer to becoming a factor in the development of the Poinsett Corridor and beyond."
Walter Davis, Co-CEO of CertusBank said: "Greenville is a vibrant community that we are proud to say is our home. One of the areas with terrific need and potential is the Poinsett Corridor and the former textile mill communities in the northwestern portion of the County. The fact that GCRA has already invested in this long neglected area by demolishing the old Piedmont Shirt Factory and establishing the Revitalization Corporation to redevelop the property shows initiative that needed to be rewarded. CertusBank is happy to become a partner in this worthy and exciting effort."
The GRC hopes to use the funding to establish its website and begin developing its database so that it can assist with projects throughout the area. Martin Livingston, Executive Director of GCRA and initial CEO for GRC stated: "We are in the process of seeking seed money from several organizations, but CertusBank is the first to step up and we will be forever grateful. We hope to thank them and our other supporters by bringing economic life to the Poinsett Corridor and the Textile Crescent."
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The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) is pleased to announce its 2013 board of directors appointed by the Greenville County Council.
GCRA is proud to announce that they received a Campaign Award of Excellence at the United Way's awards banquet on January 31st. The agency earned this award by having 50 percent or more employee participation and one or more Palmetto Society members.
Tuesday's press conference at the site of the old Piedmont Shirt Factory has resulted in a lot of great media coverage about the Poinsett Corridor! Take a look...
WSPA 7: Video and article
GSA Business: Article
Greenville News: Editorial
In Charleston, SC on September 19, 2012, the South Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations, Inc. announced the winners of its “Eagle Award of Excellence in Community Economic Development” during the 13th Annual Community Economic Development (CED) Conference. The winners were three organizations and agencies that have excelled in advancing economic development in some of the state’s most distressed communities. The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority is one of these three agencies!
“These organizations are the best examples of how local communities, through local organizations, are addressing economic challenges and creating sustainable community economic development in South Carolina”, said Bernie Mazyck, President and CEO of SCACDC.
A summary of the Fiscal Year 2011 CAPER is now available; please click here to view/download. The full CAPER is expected to be published by October.
The Redevelopment Authority, in partnership with the Greenville County Planning Department and the Conestee Foundation, has produced a Conestee community poster, 17th in a series of posters produced by the agency dating back into the 1980s. Ms. Judy Bainbridge of Furman University authored the historical content on the back of the poster, and Mr. Renato Moncini painted the beautiful watercolor artwork for the front. The Conestee poster (and others) are available at the GCRA offices for purchase for $12.00.
GCRA is pleased to announce an employee-sponsored Building Better Futures Scholarship. The scholarship, in the amount of $200.00, is for a college-bound high school senior living in one of our targeted neighborhoods.
The eligibility criteria and the application for the scholarship can be found below. Completed applications should be mailed in by May 15, 2012 to Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, 301 University Ridge, Suite 2500, Greenville, SC 29601, Attn: Beverly Paige.
The Greenville Housing Fund is a partner agency in this scholarship program and is accepting donations from GCRA employees and will be issuing a check to the successful applicant.
The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) is pleased to announce its 2012 board of directors appointed by the Greenville County Council.
9 de enero del 2012
La Autoridad para el Desarrollo del Condado de Greenville (Greenville County Redevelopment Authority - GCRA) tiene el placer de anunciar la Junta Directiva para el año 2012 nombrada por el Concilio del Condado de Greenville. El comité ejecutivo de la Junta fue elegido en una reunión reciente de la Junta Directiva e incluye a Joseph Wilson como presidente, David A. Doser como vice-presidente, y John Mahony como tesorero. David Doser, Sandra Garrison, y Joseph Wilson fueron reelegidos por el Concilio del Condado de Greenville para servir por un período de tres años.
Acerca de GCRA
La misión de GCRA es la de mejorar la calidad de vida para los ciudadanos de ingresos bajos y moderados del Condado de Greenville a través de la administración de fondos del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo (Housing and Urban Development - HUD) y el desarrollo de asociaciones en la comunidad. GCRA toma un enfoque comprensivo hacia la revitalización de la comunidad al construir nuevos hogares, rehabilitando hogares existentes, y fortaleciendo la infraestructura de comunidades, al igual que proveyendo crédito y programas educativos acerca de la vivienda propia. GCRA trabaja a través del Condado de Greenville, incluyendo en Fountain Inn, Greer, Mauldin, Simpsonville, y Travelers Rest.
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