Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Pacolet is a place of promise. “Close to Everything…Far from ordinary” is more than our community slogan; it is a new attitude. Pacolet’s attitude is best described in our Community Covenant where we promise to take care of each other and preserve nature’s blessings entrusted to us. Pacolet is a place where over 5,000 call home whether you live within the municipal boundary or in the counties of Union, Cherokee or Spartanburg. We experience a unique blend of history, culture and progress. If you want to learn more about our natural and cultural heritage please call the Pacolet Town Hall (864.474.9504) for information on one of our Cultural Heritage Tours.
We have continued to make progress. The Business District along Highway 9 has been upgraded with public sewer. We received a $925,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Council of Governments and the South Carolina Budget and Control Board for this project. .
The Pacolet River Paddling Trail funded through the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has been developed for recreation. The Palmetto Conservation Foundation administered the $250,000 grant to build the paddling trail. Canoe and kayak take-outs and put-ins in Pacolet are officially now open to the public.
The United States Department of Agriculture funded a feasibility study to assess the possibility of recreation and economic development along our waterway which complements our 2004 Community Master plan. The potential is tremendous bringing people and jobs into our community.
Remember! Grant money is allocated for specific projects. If we do not apply for this money we will lose them to another community.
Other economic development forecasts are the revitalization happenings along the Pacolet River. Lockhart Power Company is a subsidiary of Pacolet Milliken Enterprises and they are building another small power plant in Pacolet at the upper dam. Construction is already underway.
Several new business have opened up in the past year. Check out our business tab for find out more. If you are considering starting up a business or relocating your business give us a call, we would love to hear from you.
Help support our businesses in Pacolet by “Buying in Pacolet” when you can.
As your public servants, we as a council are committed to serving you. Please call on us if you need our help.
Have a wonderful day!
Michael Meissner, Mayor