Website picks Greenville as the fourth best place in South Carolina for job seekers picked Greenville County as the fourth best place in South Carolin for job seekers.  Factors nerdwallet considered include:

  1. Is the county growing?
  2. Can you afford to live in the county comfortably?
  3. Are most people employed?

nerdwallet cited Greenville’s growth rate of 3.9 percent, a median household income of $48,518, and a 6.8 percent unemployment rate as factors in the county’s ranking.

In the top 10 were four counties in the Upstate including Pickens (8th), Oconee (9th), and Anderson (10th).

The top 10 counties in South Carolina for job seekers are:

  1. Lexington County
  2. Beaufort County
  3. Kershaw County
  4. Greenville County
  5. Richland County
  6. York County
  7. Aiken County
  8. Pickens County
  9. Oconee County
  10. Anderson County

A combination of a higher average income, lower monthly housing cost, and lower unemployment rate pushed Lexington County into the top spot.

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Swamp Rabbit Trail Needs Community Help to Seek Grant

The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a biking and walking path built along a former railroad corridor with the support of the Greenville Hospital System. The trail runs from the north end to the south end of the county and may someday become a part of a larger trail network.

The trail is applying for a grant from the Pepsi Foundation to fund development of trail crossing safety devices.

Community support is needed to qualify for the $250,000 grant. Voting ends December 31. Currently the trail is in 76th place. You can help put the trail in first place. Take 10 seconds to vote, and vote every day.

Click here to vote online.

Businesses and families from around the world are attracted to the Upstate and Greenville because of the quality of life and outdoor activities our community offer. The Swamp Rabbit Trail is an important component of our community’s quality of life.