Consider This - The future of 2010

By Ted Fortenberry - bio | email

As we head towards the second decade of this millennium, we are hopeful that 2010 will bring positive news for our region. Here are a few of the things on our wish list for the upcoming year:

  • Funding secured to begin construction of I-73
  • Tourism travel up significantly over 2009 resulting in high occupancy levels and higher room rates
  • Record traffic through the Myrtle Beach International Airport
  • Unemployment rates dropping into the single digits
  • A successful first year for all of the new events planned for May and the grand opening of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
  • Home values rising consistently
  • A significant reduction in crime
  • Less litter and more respect for our natural resources
  • Major announcements for job creation specifically related to the new industrial aviation park
  • Continued growth with major tourism events especially sports tourism projects

Obviously there are many, many more items we could add to the list.

Consider This: If only few of these come to fruition, it will be a big boost compared to the year we have recently experienced. We'll keep our fingers crossed!

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