Sarah Lewis, Executive Director of Columbia’s Vista Guild, delivered great news to the Sertoma Club this past Monday, August 4. Basically, the Vista is experiencing tremendous growth.
More than $500 million in direct investment is taking place now and will result in 3,000+ new residents living in the district over the next few years. The new investment is a combination of mixed use, residential, hotels, restaurants, The State Museum and Three Rivers Greenways expansion, and much else.
The Vista currently sees more than 2 million visitors per year with the number growing. The Convention Center brings in 10-20,000 people per month throughout the year and that number continues to grow. The University of South Carolina is also expanding rapidly with it’s brand new Alumni Center and the new Darla Moore School of Business. Each are expected to bring new people to the area and increase the number of dollars spent and the amount of taxes generated.