Community Vibrancy

    Embracing the importance and heritage of the Upstate's urban areas and small towns

    Each city, town, and village within the Upstate has its own unique charm, character, and history. It is vital as we look toward the future to embrace and enhance these individual characteristics and features while also understanding how they collectively help give the region its own identity. Creating communities that are pockets of activity and have a sense of place is vital to regional vibrancy, as these centers often serve as local gathering places. They can also become magnets for entrepreneurship and cultivate economic success.


    What: A community vibrancy digital campaign to highlight the wonderful aspects of the Upstate region of South Carolina.

    Who: Anyone can add events to the regional calendar, view the calendar to find interesting activities across the Upstate, or use #UpstateVibe365 to share their own adventures in local communities

    Hughes Investments Elevate Upstate Grant

    What: An annual grant program that provides initial funding for community-based programs that promote vibrancy across the Upstate.

    Who: Open to individuals, non-profits, governmental, and community organizations.

    Cultural Assets Map

    Ten at the Top has created an interactive resource map that shows the abundance of cultural assets across the Upstate region. 

    Community Vibrancy How-To Guides

    Ten at the Top has compiled a resource guide to help communities as they plan vibrancy events.