The RRWQG launched its long-planned economic impact study during an Economic Impact Committee meeting in late May. Study consultant Tania Briceno of Earth Economics briefed committee members on the study outline and methodology, goals for the project, targeted special interest areas, and potential best management practices.
The meeting was led by committee co-chair Michael Dey, Vice President of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and hosted by the City of Greenville at City Hall.
During Ms. Briceno’s visit to Greenville, she interviewed representatives from several organizations about the impact of the Reedy River, including the NAHB, Greenville City Economic Development Department, Friends of the Reedy River, Greenville County, and Upstate Forever.
Since the May meeting, Earth Economics has continued activities dealing with baseline water quality, a sampling report provided by the Monitoring Committee, and anticipated scenarios from the Modeling Committee. An initial report is expected by the end of 2017, followed by a final report in Summer 2018 .