With home “FOR SALE” signs turning into home “SOLD” signs in neighborhoods throughout the River Region, we’re welcoming new families who are not only looking for a new home but also looking for a community to raise a family.
The Columbia County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is doing its part to welcome these families.
Jackie Carns recently moved to Columbia County from Pennsylvania to be close to her grandkids.
She says Evans Towne Center Park is a great place to bring them.
“I think it’s really fun.They do a lot of activities for families,” said Carns.
Carns says she’s noticed Columbia County has a lot of other places where families can go for a good time.
“All of the parks are great here, It’s a really nice place to be. You can really do a lot here all year round,” said Carns.
That’s what the Convention and Visitors Bureau is showing off in it’s new promotional video.
“Outdoor nature lovers- we really wanted to emphasize that along with the events that go on here in Columbia County. Whether it be a community event or sporting event that comes into the area,” said CVB Executive Director Shelly Blackburn.
For example, kayaking along the Savannah River or the International Disc Golf Tournament that comes yearly to Wildwood Park.
The video kicks off with a Columbia County native who’s known nationwide.
“We’re really blessed that the guys from Lady Antebellum, both Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, are very supportive of Columbia County. As we all know, this is their hometown. Charles was here during Masters Week and we were able to snag him for the video,” said Blackburn.
Numbers from a recent trip to Washington D.C. show that 5,000 families have moved here for Cyber. By 2020, the county expects an additional 3,000 families in relation to the Cyber boom.
“We want to showcase to them that we do have a lot to offer. Many are coming from the D.C. area and they have a certain standard as far as quality of life. So, we wanted to demonstrate to them that this really is an amazing place that you’re moving to,” said Blackburn.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau is also working on a new website which will coincide with the new promotional video.