Pickens Revitalization Association

Pickens is fortunate to be a Main Street South Carolina Community. Main Street South Carolina empowers residents with the knowledge, skills, tools and organizational structure necessary to revitalize their downtowns, neighborhood commercial districts and cities/towns into vibrant centers of commerce and community. As a unique economic development tool, the Main Street 4 Point Approach is the foundation for local initiatives to revitalize their districts by leveraging local assets—from cultural or architectural heritage to local enterprises and community pride.
In an effort to maintain and improve economic opportunities in Pickens, city and community leaders worked together along with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to form a Main Street community, thus creating the Pickens Revitalization Association (PRA). A non-profit organization, Pickens Revitalization Association was formed as a unique preservation-based economic development tool that enables the community to focus on business and community development. Pickens Revitalization Association is dedicated to the enhancement and preservation of sustainable growth in Pickens’ historic downtown area.  Pickens is uniquely positioned to strengthen its existing assets, while also diversifying its economic base by bringing in new businesses.
Pickens Revitalization Association is committed to our local businesses and to recruiting new businesses to Pickens. PRA, and specifically our Business Development Committee, works with merchants to improve the current business climate and also to recruit new businesses to fill voids. Topping our list are initiatives and incentives that we can bring to the businesses from both the private sector and local government to help our long standing businesses and start-ups alike. PRA is also working with merchants and local government to streamline the process for starting and maintaining business in Pickens. PRA is committed to improving the business climate in Pickens in every aspect we can, and we need all the help we can get from our local businesses and those knowledgeable in the business environment.

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