Established in 2018 as a city department, MSB is a partnership between the City of Bennettsville & Main Street South Carolina, a Coordinating Program of Main Street America. MSB was formed to help foster a more vibrant, healthy downtown & continue to make Bennettsville a better place to live, work, play & come together as a community. Downtown Bennettsville is important because it is the "heart and soul" of our community. If a city does not have a "healthy" downtown, it does not have a healthy community!
The Main Street program challenges communities to set their own destinies & create roadmaps for locally owned & driven prosperity by providing technical support & training. Our traditional downtown business districts need ongoing strategic historic preservation-based economic development & revitalization to keep them diverse, vibrant centers of commerce & community. Main Street Bennettsville can empower City residents & assist them in gaining knowledge, skills, tools, & organizational structure necessary to transform our local economy, leverage leadership, build public-private partnerships, & improve the overall quality of life.
Our traditional downtown business districts need ongoing strategic historic preservation-based economic development & revitalization to keep them diverse, vibrant centers of commerce & community. Bennettsville must maintain & continue to develop a robust economic base in the downtown to encourage the retention of existing businesses & the establishment of new enterprises as well as develop additional areas for entertainment & recreation.