What to look for in 2014
As the clock strikes midnight, Myrtle Beach ushers in a New Year.
While 2013 was a year of the beginnings of a dynamic shift, 2014 will start to see those changes take shape. Here are a few things to look for in Myrtle Beach, SC in 2014:
*City Government should take a measured and low key approach to change because of uncertainty in leadership in the business community.
*The Chamber will move almost all of its promotions to internet and pay per click promotions.
*The hotel industry will see major changes as the baby boomer parents in property management look to retire, while their children weigh other options.
*City leaders will subconsciously look for a new community leader from the business community. This leadership may come from a younger local who steps up or from a new outside investment concern.
*Partnering from outside the Myrtle Beach area will begin to accelerate in 2014.
Technology will allow homeowners to have more say in what rates property managers charge and what types of clientele the property managers place in their unit.
*Investment will take shape in the Myrtle Beach business community at a level that we have not seen since 2008.
*Tourist growth will remain stagnant in 2014, but, if the right outside investors show up, look for a large increase in tourism in 2015. Numbers may reach 16 million in 2015 if the right investors decide to join the community in 2014.
*The wise investments the city has made into the $12.4 million indoor sports facility will plant the first seeds of a new type of business into the community.
*Expect tranquility and peace in our community during this season of change. This change will not be the dramatic change the city saw in the early 1980′s when the Condo Hotel concept exploded into the area. This change will be more predicated by realignment and logistical improvements in how the community treats, serves, and works with one another.
*The concept of community will expand and be realigned, and this will be the biggest and most defining change of 2014.
Happy New Year