The South Carolina chapter of the Association for Talent Development awarded the Municipal Association of SC its "Best Practices in Distance Learning, eLearning and Blended Learning" recognition for the Association's Municipal Elected Officials Institute training program.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Accreditation granted reaccreditation to the City of Florence and initial accreditation to the City of Beaufort.
Garden & Gun magazine named the City of Greenville to its list of "Five Surprising Southern Food Towns," celebrating the city's "transformation into a true eat-and-drink destination."
Money magazine and Realtor.com ranked the City of Mauldin No. 93 out of 100 cities that made a list of "The Best Places to Live in America," describing them as "spots that offer a healthy economy, affordable homes, and a high quality of life."