City of Spartanburg Partners with BMW on Green Space Project

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 08/10/2009

Together with BMW Manufacturing Co., the City of Spartanburg announces a new revitalization project being developed adjacent to the new CC Woodson Community Center.

The project, primarily a green space revitalization project, will include stream restoration in order to construct a new walking trail, an outdoor classroom and native plantings. The goal of the project is to create a connection with the community center and the Collins Park development to include an area where young people can gather and learn about the importance of protecting our environment.

A voluntary work day is being planned for late January 2010. This will allow the community to lend a hand in cleaning up the area and reinforce their commitment to volunteerism.

The project will be completed by early 2010 around the same time that the new CC Woodson Community Center opens its doors to the community. A ribbon cutting will be scheduled at that time.

City of Spartanburg’s Mayor William Barnet, III states “We salute, and deeply appreciate, the interest of BMW in our community and all the communities across the face of the upstate. This visionary partnership encourages all of us to better focus on our neighborhoods and deliver the quality of life our citizens seek.”

“BMW hopes this new area engages young citizens to invest in the community, stated Max Metcalf, Manager, Community Relations for BMW. As we have done with other programs, we want our young people to learn the importance of environmental responsibility and building sustainable communities for generations to come.”

For additional information regarding the City’s partnership with BMW, please contact Mitch Kennedy, City of Spartanburg’s Community Services Director at 864-596-2052.

Production Figures

  • 2018 Production - September
    • X3 Vehicles: 11,521
    • X4 Vehicles: 4,331
    • X5 Vehicles: 6,658
    • X6 Vehicles: 2,700
  • Number of jobs – 10,000
  • U.S. suppliers – 300
  • South Carolina suppliers– Over 40

Media Contacts

Sky Foster

BMW Manufacturing Co.
P. O. Box 11000
Spartanburg, SC 29304


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