Greenville is looking for an economic development partner to draw up a strategic action plan for the South Carolina city of about 70K people.

Named by the Wall Street Journal one of three “breakout cities” at the forefront of America’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery, Greenville is “committed to creating and maintaining a best-in-class local economy through support of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, placemaking, marketing, retail and office tenant recruitment and support for existing industries,” according to its RFP.

The City sees the need for an economic strategic action plan to understand the current environment, identify strengths, weaknesses and key industry clusters and address barriers to attracting additional investment and job growth.”

The ecodev partner will engage with Greenville stakeholders, partners and thought leaders through meetings, interviews, surveys and other means of input collection to identify actions to grow its economy.

It will provide a SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat) Analysis to compare Greenville with competitive cities in the Southeast and map out the roadmap leading to the creation of a diverse, sustainable and resilient economy,

Proposals are due Nov. 2 at the portal.

Read the RFP (PDF).