Located in Greenville County, Greenville, South Carolina, is the biggest city in its 8-county area region and is known as "The Upstate." Since the early 1990s, Greenville has continued to create strong public and private partnerships throughout downtown. Greenville received the Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2003. Homes for rent in this city are near an eclectic mix of old and new.
Notable Greenville colleges and universities include North Greenville University, Bob Jones University and Greenville Technical College. The general county of Greenville has 16 official public high schools and many private and religious institutions as well. Greenville proudly has the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities as an educational landmark.
Residents of Greenville enjoy many diverse and cultural offerings. One of the main arts festivals in the city is Arts in the Park, which happens in Falls Park close to Greenville's downtown area. Annually the Red Party dance party takes place at the History of Museum of the upcountry, and helps raise funds for the AID Upstate, an organization that serves Upstate South Carolina, including counties in Greenville.
Greenville has many priceless works of art in the Greenville County Museum of Art. Artists include Jackson Pollack and Georgia O'Keefe, as well as those who are natives to South Carolina, like William H. Johnson. The museum continues to attract an international group of academics. Other Greenville events include the United States Road Cycling Championships and the Greenville Southern Exposure wine and food tasting event, both held in September.
The textile industry used to be the backbone of Greenville's economy. In fact, Greenville used to be called "The Textile Capital of the World." Many foreign companies have moved to the city in the last few decades due to inexpensive costs and exceptional tax advantages. Michelin's headquarters are located in Greenville as well as one of BMW's manufacturing divisions. A combination of businesses like IBM, Microsoft, Timken, and Clemson University have all come together due to the International Center for Automotive Research in effort to lure additional big businesses to relocate their headquarters in Greenville. Also located in the city is Lockheed Martin Aircraft & Logistics Center, a massive facility used to maintenance aircrafts. It is located on a former U.S. Air Force base called Donaldson Center, along with Honeywell and 3M.
A famous resident of the city is civil rights activist and two-time presidential candidate Jesse Jackson. Former notable residents of Greenville include authors Cat Bauer, Dorothy Allison and Nicholas Sparks, who wrote Message in a Bottle and The Notebook.
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