The Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Statesboro and Bulloch County. Even though the SCVB has been around for over 30 years, many people are still curious about exactly what we do. The SCVB’s focus is on bringing people to Statesboro and helping visitors although locals reap the benefits of our work too!
Promoting Statesboro locally, statewide and on national platforms is key to the continued growth of this community. The SCVB promotes Statesboro through its website and social media presence, but also through digital advertising, newsletters, and print and television ads. One component of this promotion is for the film industry. The SCVB is the official liaison for filming in our community and helps those projects with permitting, location scouting and establishing community contacts. Some recent projects the SCVB has assisted with include Ford vs. Ferrari and the BattleBox series on Netflix.
The SCVB maintains Statesboro’s presence on state tourism websites and distributes visitor guides to other visitor centers across Georgia. The SCVB not only markets Statesboro’s events and dining options, but also attractions, shopping, lodging and services available from our local businesses. The SCVB also maintains a community calendar that is updated daily, so tourists and locals can see what is going on in the Boro.
In addition to the community calendar, there are many other free services the SCVB provides to the community. Event planning can be complicated so why not consult someone who has already done the venue and lodging research for you? The SCVB can also help coordinate hotel bids and provide welcome packages for your event as well as help you find the perfect caterer or florist. As a liaison to the hotels and motels of Statesboro, the SCVB maintains the monthly lodging statistics for Statesboro-Bulloch County, as well as providing those businesses with newsletters and other tourism information.
If you’re looking for information about Statesboro, our office is the place! We create the official destination guide for Statesboro and Bulloch County, and these are always available in our lobby. Our knowledgeable staff can also provide other brochures, maps and information about local services, restaurants, and attractions. We are often the first stop for potential new residents and businesses who are interested in making Bulloch County their home and we go above and beyond to ensure they know about all Statesboro has to offer.
The SCVB is a Georgia accredited Regional Visitor Information Center and we were chosen as RVIC of the Year in 2018 out of nearly 70 centers. We maintain a statewide destination library for nine travel regions, with over 150 individual guides for other destinations and attractions. If you’re planning to travel in Georgia, we can help you make the most of your experience.
Besides being an information hub, we also offer our own unique attractions. In 2018, the Statesboro Blue Mile Committee commissioned the creation of a statue honoring Blind Willie McTell and graciously decided to place it at our entrance. Tourists stop in daily to photograph Willie and learn more about the famous blues musician. The Museum on Main is a partnership with Georgia Southern University that features rotating exhibits that are regionally relevant. Our current exhibit, Navigating South Georgia: Small Boats & Changing Cultures, features boats made by Racer Evans and Billy Bishop. Another feature of the exhibit is a late 1700s dugout canoe recovered from the Oconee River. Our Visit Statesboro office, located at 222 S. Main Street, is also home to our gift shop, which features Statesboro T-shirts, glassware and local food products so we are a great choice when you want to shop local.
Additionally, the SCVB oversees the Statesboro Farmers Market and Market2Go programs. We have created on-site infrastructure and dedicated workspace to accommodate the hosting and storage for Statesboro pickups. We provide and maintain the market’s graphic design needs, marketing and social media.
The SCVB contributes to Statesboro’s economic development through the economic impact of visitors to Statesboro and Bulloch County. Our staff members are always available to answer questions about the agency, so please stop in to learn about everything happening at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau and stay tuned for even greater things in 2022!