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Podcast: Taking a look back at the last decade in Spartanburg

Wednesday, December 11

City Manager shares thoughts on the last 10 years of Spartanburg growth and change


It's become an annual holiday tradition on the City Podcast to take a look back at the previous year in Spartanburg, but with the 2010s winding down, this year we decided to dial that up a bit. Today on the podcast, we're talking with City Manager, Chris Story about what we believe has been the most transformative decade in living memory. From the hundreds of millions invested in Downtown Spartanburg, to the combined public, private, and nonprofit efforts on our city's Northside, the city we had in 2010 was in an enormously different place from the one we call home today.


How did that transformation happen? What work remains to be done? What will the next 10 years bring? We do our best to answer those questions on today's podcast, which also serves as a conversation starter for our new #Spartanburg2020 initiative, a community listening project that will ask Spartanburg residents to answer question: What is the most transformative change Spartanburg has seen in the last decade?


Listen below to learn more, and to get inspired to share those #Spartanburg2020 answers!


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