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About the Greenville

Greenville’s downtown has long been one of the Upstate’s most popular destinations for shopping, dining and entertainment, and over the past few years, has amassed a multitude of accolades and awards from national publications. Livability recently ranked it one of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in the country, and The New York Times called Greenville “a national model for a pedestrian-friendly city center.”

Greenville has focused on creating a vibrant downtown that is authentic, sustainable and most importantly, for people. With wide sidewalks, outdoor plazas and streetside dining, downtown Greenville offers a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere that has been compared to that of a European city.

Known for its exceptional beauty, the two most distinctive natural features of downtown Greenville are its lush, tree-lined Main Street and the stunning Reedy River Falls, located in the heart of Falls Park. The award-winning Liberty Bridge in Falls Park serves as Greenville’s signature postcard setting, and downtown’s extensive collection of public artwork adds beauty and energy to its public spaces.

During the day, downtown is home to over 20,000 employees. At night, area residents and visitors flock to downtown to take advantage of its extensive offering of cultural, entertainment and dining options. Not surprisingly, downtown has also become one of the most desirable residential districts in and around Greenville, giving the area an even more well-rounded character.

Just for Clusters

The workshop, offered exclusively to CEOs for Cities’ existing and emerging City Clusters, will explore how cities and regions seize unique opportunities and connect and collaborate across sectors, disciplines, generations, and borders to make bold investments in their future.


(Greenville, SC)


 Embassy Suites by Hilton
Greenville Downtown Riverplace
(250 Riverplace, Greenville, SC 29601)

●    Book Your Room
5/14/16 – 5/15/16
Call 864-263-4800
Reference CEOs for Cities

●   Rooms Rates until Feb. 14, 2016:
King Studio Suite – $159/night
King Studio Suite with Balcony – $169/night
Two Room Double Queen Suite – $169/night
Two Room King Suite – $169/night
King Two Room Balcony – $189/night

●   Rooms Rates Feb. 15, 2016: (increases $20)
King Studio Suite – $179/night
King Studio Suite with Balcony – $189/night
Two Room Double Queen Suite – $189/night
Two Room King Suite – $189/night
King Two Room Balcony – $209/night

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What is a City Cluster?
A City Cluster is a local/regional group of cross-sector leaders who join the CEOs for Cities network together as a team. CEOs for Cities provides the national platform for City Clusters to connect with each other to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned and the latest cutting-edge ideas and practices for city success. Want to form one in your city? Contact Brittany Scheckelhoff at

What is an “emerging” City Cluster?
Emerging City Clusters are groups that are seriously considering joining the CEOs for Cities Cluster network in 2015. Emerging Clusters can register participants for the workshop for $250/person. The workshop registration fees will be applied to your 2015 City Cluster dues when you join!

I can’t attend the entire City Cluster workshop. May I purchase a one-day ticket?
While you’ll get the greatest value from this workshop by attending sessions, side-by-side with your own City Cluster and members from other cities, we understand conflicts arise. You can elect not to attend sessions of the workshop. CEOs for Cities, however, does not offer discounted or single-day tickets.

How should our City Cluster prepare for the workshop?
We recommend holding a (real or virtual) meeting with your City Cluster members 1-2 weeks before the workshop, reviewing the agenda, outlining what you’d like to get out of the sessions, and writing down goals and objectives for Cluster break-out sessions. Identify what your cluster needs (i.e., contacts, a plan, motivation, deadlines, education) to take the next step toward its top priorities and initiatives.

See the City Cluster Toolkit. All registered participants will receive reading materials via email ahead of the workshop too.

Who can assist me during the event?
Lee Fisher, the CEOs for Cities staff and a host of volunteers will be on-site throughout the event to assist participants and answer questions. You will also receive a list of emergency phone numbers at registration. If you need to request special accommodations during the event, please contact CEOs for Cities’ Brittany Scheckelhoff at

I’d like to be a speaker. How can I be considered?
Whether you’re a CEOs for Cities Cluster member, fan or friend, we welcome all recommendations for speakers and topics at our events — including City Cluster Workshops, webinars and National Meetings.

Speaker slots for the 2015 CEOs for Cities Cluster Workshop have been filled at this time. To share speakers or topics for future events, submit your suggestions here.