The City of Florence received statewide recognition Friday at the Municipal Association of South Carolina annual meeting. The city of Florence was selected in the economic development category for the food, artisan, and warehouse district with the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Award for Economic Development on behalf of the city.. The city partnered with a private investor to establish Sav A Lot, downtown Florence’s first grocery store. The Redbone Alley Sauce plant opened anchoring the east end of the corridor.
The city of Florence constructed a permanent public space to cultivate food entrepreneurs with the creation of the City Center Farmers Market and Commercial Kitchen to spur entrepreneurial growth.
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