The City of Dillon is poised for development and growth from the State of South Carolina’s investment in the Inland Port. Inland Port Dillon just opened in 2018 and is the heart of the 3,400-acre Carolinas I-95 Mega Site with CSX rail access. In addition to the growth expected from the opening of the Inland Port, the City is working with business owners, property owners and the entire community to improve downtown, expanding daytime opportunities and establishing evening dining and entertainment options. As the County Seat of Dillon County, Dillon’s daytime population expands to over 18,000 people. The City hired Benchmark Planning to help develop strategies to encourage private reinvestment in downtown buildings, while exploring ways to improve evening dining and entertainment options. The Downtown Master Plan highlights actions and strategies the public and private sectors should implement to improve downtown.