icon of a microphone

Downtown Development Office

(843) 918-1055

Devin Parks, Manager of Economic Development 
Brian Schmitt, Downtown Research & Development Associate


The Downtown Development Office's mission is to facilitate revitalization of Myrtle Beach's central business district through the following actions...

  • Lead the Arts & Innovation District and Master Plan execution process.  
  • Actively promote the Opportunity Zones in Myrtle Beach.
  • Add and enhance public infrastructure (example:  Myrtle Beach Boardwalk).
  • Create and promote economic incentive programs.
  • Educate the business community about available incentives and business strategies.
  • Host events to encourage foot traffic to the business community during shoulder seasons.
  • Implement strategic aesthetic and business development goals.
  • Strengthen partnerships with small business community, private investors and development sector professionals.