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​​City Connect is the blog of the Municipal Association of SC connecting officials in the state’s 271 cities and towns with the resources and tools they need to provide efficient and cost-effective services to residents and businesses.

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5/11/2023
The business licensing staff of cities and towns need to be well-trained and knowledgeable to keep the licensing process easy for businesses and in compliance with state law. The passage of Act 176, the SC Business License Tax Standardization Act, which set many new requirements for...
4/20/2023
At the National Main Street Conference in Boston, Mass., on March 27, Downtown Florence was presented the prestigious Great American Main Street Award, which recognizes excellence in comprehensive, preservation-based commercial district revitalization. Selected by a national jury of...
4/5/2023
The leaders of the state’s smaller cities and towns have an opportunity to join a conference geared toward their needs and challenges in Greenville on Thursday, July 27, when the Municipal Association hosts its first Small City Summit. The event has a separate registration from the...
3/23/2023
Sunshine Week 2023, a time to highlight the importance of access to public information so that residents can know and understand what is happening within their government, has now wrapped up. The Municipal Association offers resources showing how local governments can operate within the...
3/7/2023
The American Rescue Plan provided $65.1 billion to municipal governments nationally — and more than $626 million to municipalities in South Carolina — to respond to emergencies coming from the COVID-19 pandemic, offset revenue losses that came out of it, improve economic recovery efforts...