Downtown Sumter Wins Inspiration Award by Main Street South Carolina

The City of Sumter has won an Inspiration Award from the Municipal Association of South Carolina, which recognizes members' achievements and successes in downtown revitalization.

Specifically, the award highlights the new Hyatt Place hotel, stating that walkability is so important to successful downtowns, and hotels are vital to walkability. The planning for a downtown hotel took many years and much dedication by City staff and investors, and the payoff is already being seen in the form of more visitors to Downtown Sumter because of a convenient place to stay.

"It's proof that preparation and planning always pay off in the end," stated Howie Owens, Downtown Development Director.

For more information on downtown development, visit or call 803-436-2500.