Since 2004, we have facilitated, or led, economic development efforts in the Fort Mill Township, and we are continuing to increase our scope of work and projects.


Our Mission

To stimulate economic growth and development in the Town of Fort Mill by creating a symbol of progress while preserving the community’s charm and uniqueness.


Our Vision

To build a mutually supportive structure within Fort Mill property owners, business owners, citizens, and the Fort Mill Town Council, with the intent to further the interests of all businesses, while creating a strong leadership to ensure on-going economic success of the entire Town of Fort Mill.

FMEC has worked to revitalize the downtown district and provide quality assistance to new and existing businesses within the township.
— Cody Gibson, Director

Our History

Fort Mill Economic Council was originally established in 2004 as the Fort Mill Downtown Association which consisted of community volunteers helping to improve the look, feel, and experience of the Fort Mill historic downtown area. At the end of 2007, a merger took place between Move Fort Mill Forward and the Fort Mill Downtown Association. These two organizations came together, merged talents and goals, and moved forward as a much stronger organization with a broader area of interest. The emphasis was to maintain a strong focus on our historic downtown, but the overall vision was to create and develop a strong working relationship between the community, retailers, local government, future investors, and the "next workforce generation."

At the end of 2010, a transition occurred rebranding the name from Move Fort Mill Forward to the Fort Mill Economic Council and established the following economic related mission statement for the Town of Fort Mill.

Since the beginning of the Fort Mill Economic Council, and establishment of its initial goals, the face of our town has continued to change, due mainly to the immense growth in the Fort Mill Township. As change continues in Fort Mill, so does the focus of the Fort Mill Economic Council.