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Find out why Fountain Inn is the best place to start and grow your business!

With its quality of life and supportive business community, Fountain inn, SC is the best place to live work, and play!

1Fountain Inn for Restaurants and Retail

  • Gross Retail Sales for the City of Fountain Inn in 2020 were $469 Million with a 174% increase since 2015
  • Fountain Inn has a comprehensive alcohol sale ordinance including a hospitality district downtown.


Why Annex into Fountain Inn?

  • Fountain Inn has an ISO rating of 2 and emergency response times averaging less than 5 minutes.
  • Fountain Inn maintains a professional Fire Department that includes EMTs.
  • Fountain Inn maintains comprehensive planning and zoning to protect investments and assure smart growth.
  • Fountain Inn offers comprehensive medical care at a brand new Prisma Facility.


Why Live in Fountain Inn?

  • New jobs in manufacturing, retail, and service sector industries, have helped Fountain Inn residents achieve a median household income that is 8.8% higher than the state of South Carolina.
  • Top-ranked and state-of-the-art education facilities for students.
  • Downtown Fountain Inn, is experiencing revitalization and maintains a unique blend of historic charm, thriving businesses, and beautiful public spaces. Complete with electric car chargers.
  • Natural Amenities like the Swamp Rabbit Trail and access to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Community Festivals like Aunt Het, Forth of July, Christmas Inn Our Town, and Sounds of Summer, offer free family-friendly activities year-round.

Learn More

  1. Shawn M. Bell

    Shawn M. Bell

    City Administrator