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A Taste of Anderson, South Carolina

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT ANDERSON?

  1. Anderson is a city in and the county seat of Anderson County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 26,686 in 2010, and the city was the center of an urbanized area of 81,309. It is the principal city of the Anderson, South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area, contiguous with Anderson County, which has a population of 187,126 as of the 2010 census.

  2. Anderson is the smallest of the three primary cities that makes up the Upstate region and is nicknamed "The Electric City" and "The Friendliest City in South Carolina." Anderson's spirit and quality of life has earned national recognition as Anderson County was named an "All-America City" in 2000.

  3. Traffic is regularly closed off Thursday afternoons on Main St. for the downtown block party, and also for different events throughout the year such as the Chili Cook-off and Christmas Parade. While places such as Mellow Mushroom, Wendy's, and Subway operate in downtown, the majority of stores are still more traditional mom and pop type stores.

  4. Anderson's economy revolves around manufacturing. Anderson has over 230 manufacturers, including 22 international companies. In the county, Anderson has a thriving business climate. The top major industries in Anderson include manufacturers of automotive products, metal products, industrial machinery, plastics, publishing, and textiles. Two industries that many times interconnect are the plastic and automotive sectors. There are more than 27 BMW suppliers in the Upstate, which is recognized internationally as an automotive supplier hub. The plastic industry has a strong presence in the Upstate with 244 plastic companies located within the 10 counties of the state's northwest corner. Anderson County, in particular, has 11 automotive suppliers and is a major player in the plastic industry, with 27 plastic companies located within its borders. It has one unionized company in the area – Anderson is a growing area in the form of economics.

  5. Anderson is one of the premier shopping centers in The Upstate. Locally owned stores such as Grady's Great Outdoors and McAuley's Boutique as well as big box stores occupy Anderson, mainly on Clemson Boulevard. Midtown Park is a new shopping center which opened in 2008 that features Kohl's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Staples, AT&T, Hardee's, and Ulta. Other major shopping centers in Anderson include Anderson Mall, North Pointe Centre, Anderson Station, and two WalMart shopping centers.

Radio Stations:
WFBC 93.7 FM Greenville, SC Top-40
WMUU 94.5 FM Greenville, SC Easy Listening
WYPJ 95.3 FM Due West, SC Gospel Music
WHZT 98.1 FM Seneca, SC Top-40
W271AJ (WJMZ) (CP) 101.5 FM Urban Contemporary
W270AM (WLFJ) 101.9 FM Christian Contemporary
WCCP 104.9 FM Clemson, SC Sports
WYRD 106.3 FM Simpsonville, SC News/Talk
WJMZ 107.3 FM Anderson, SC Urban Contemporary
WRIX 1020 AM Homeland Park, SC Gospel Music
WROP 1390 AM Belton, SC Sports

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Anderson, SC: Nationally Ranked Florida A&M University to Recruit High School Scholars

Nationally Ranked Florida A&M University to Recruit High School Scholars in Anderson/Greenville Area

WHAT:
U.S. News & World Report’s top-ranked Florida A&M University (Tallahassee, Florida) is headed to the Anderson/Greenville area on Sunday to recruit South Carolina’s best and brightest high school students.

WHEN:
Sunday, October 29 from 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Westside Community Center
1100 West Franklin Street
Anderson, SC 29624

WHO:
FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., and his team of recruiters and alumni and student leaders are traveling to South Carolina to inform students about academic and scholarship opportunities at the university, which include 100 degree programs.

Speakers include FAMU alumni such as the Honorable Gilda Cobb Hunter, South Carolina House of Representatives; David Blanding, The Boeing Company Technical Fellow; and Dr. Daniel Grisham of AnMed Health Eastside Internal Medicine

ADDITIONAL INFO:
Following the recruitment event, at 6 p.m., Interim President Robinson is inviting local alumni, parents, and community members to meet with him for a community conversation to learn more about FAMU’s global impact in education, business, research, technology, and more and dialogue about the educational needs of the community.

On Monday, October 30, Robinson and his team will meet with corporate leaders and local schools and colleges to conduct dialogue about how the University can partner with them to maximize internship and employment opportunities and enhance educational and discovery opportunities for students and educators.

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Demographics of Anderson, South Carolina

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

63.12%

34.01%

0.22%

0.78%

1.48%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Anderson, South Carolina

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Businesses in Anderson, South Carolina


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. In The Cut Barber Shop -  Category: Barber -   114 East Shockley Ferry Road Anderson, SC 29624 (864) 222-9913 - (visit website)

  2. Koko's African Hair Braiding -  Category: Hair Salons -   107 Market Place Dr., Anderson, SC 29621 (864) 642-9945 or (678) 612-2105

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Media Fanatix LLC -  Category: Services -  Our purpose is very simple; to provide exceptional video and audio production coupled with myriad media services to support the marketing and digital media needs of corporate and small business clients. Our team will work to transform the clients? perception of media production from service based to product based, whereas tangible media packages that may be experienced during the sales process may assist the vision of our clients? final product. This approach will undoubtedly propel us toward cultivating an ongoing sales relationship based on trust, reliability, and excellence throughout the process and delivery.   1109 South Main Street Anderson, South Carollina (864) 760-5973  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Milestone Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   117 East Franklin Street, Anderson, SC 29624 (864) 314-8569   - (visit website)

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CHURCHES



  1. Bethel AME Church -  810 South Fant Street, Anderson, SC 29624 (864) 224-2609

  2. Jefferson Chappell AME Church -  1501 Airline Road, Anderson, SC 29624 (864) 296-2559

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