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.

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.

Fort Mill Economic Council

Located in “The Little Red Caboose” at 101 S. White Street in Fort Mill, South Carolina, the Fort Mill Economic Council (FMEC) is a non-profit organization. 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.

Since the beginning of the Fort Mill Economic Council (FMEC), 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.

The Fort Mill Economic Council Board of Directors meets each month on the fourth Friday. To learn more about FMEC or participate in an upcoming meeting, please contact us.

Building a Better Fort Mill