The Richardson Family SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development was established in 2010 with a specific goal to encourage research directly applicable to tourism in South Carolina.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Statue dedicated to Dizzy Gillespie in downtown Cheraw, SC
One of the most rewarding parts of working for the SmartState Center for Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development is discovering all of the wonderful hidden treasures nestled away in the small towns of South Carolina. While conducting interviews today aimed at strengthening tourism in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina, Dr. Cardenas discovered that Cheraw, SC is the home of Dizzy Gillespie. What a treat to visit the hometown of this bebop legend!