Landrum business association plans new foothills area map

Published 2:05 pm Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Landrum Business Association is planning to create a new map for the foothills region, to include Landrum, Tryon, Columbus and Saluda.

The group’s plan calls for each of the included towns to provide $2,000 for the project, plus additional funding from the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce and area realtors. The total cost of the project is projected at $12,000 for an initial print run of 10,000 maps.

Landrum City Council recently voted unanimously to allocate $2,000 for the project, joining the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce as the first to approve funding for the project. The money will come from the citys Hospitality Tax fund.

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The map will be a marketing as well as a directional tool. It will include detailed directions for Landrum, Tryon, Columbus and Saluda as well as points of interest throughout the region.

I feel like this will assist people who are buying houses in this area and finding things here that are of interest to them, said Landrum Mayor Robert Briggs.

So far, Landrum, Saluda, the Carolina Foothills Chamber and area realtors have signed on to help cover initial printing costs. Tryon and Columbus have yet to commit funds.