Foothills Economic Partnership creates new area map

Published 4:18 pm Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Melinda Young (left) of the Polk County Travel and Tourism department, Madelon Wallace of Walker Wallace and Emerson Realty and Janet Sciacca of the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce hold the new area map that was recently completed. (photo submitted)

The Foothills Economic Partnership (FEP), through the Carolina Foothills Chamber, has completed a project begun last year: a new full-color area map, complete with a county map and town maps. Points of interest are indicated and the map is designed to be easy to read.

The unusual feature of this map is that it crosses the state line and includes both Polk County and Landrum, which will reflect the area that is served by the local business and leisure communities.

There are no ads on the map, but panels from each of the contributors promote the area. The chamber is selling the map; 10,000 copies are available.

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The map project was a collective effort of the FEP committee and the brainchild of Wallace, along with the map expertise of Young.

The map was made possible by contributions from Polk County Agricultural Development, Polk County Economic Development, the Town of Saluda, the City of Landrum, the Polk County Board of Realtors, the Town of Tryon and the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce.

The Foothills Economic Partnership is an ad-hoc group that formed 2½ years ago and meets monthly at the chamber to share ideas and projects related to all aspects of the communities.

– article submitted by Janet Sciacca