US Nursing: Myrtle Beach Economy
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. It is situated on the center of a large and continuous stretch of beach known as the Grand Strand in northeastern South Carolina.
Myrtle Beach is one of the major centers of tourism in the United States because of the city’s warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches, attracting an estimated 14 million visitors each year. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 27,109 with the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area population at 465,391 according to a 2013 estimate.
The coastal resort city serves as a hub of both the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area and the Grand Strand, a complex of beach towns and barrier islands stretching from Little River to Georgetown, South Carolina. The Grand Strand is home to an array of tourist attractions, and the area receives a large influx of visitors during all seasons, making the tourist industry essential to the city’s economy. The city is home to Myrtle Waves, one of the largest water parks on the eastern seaboard, the Carolina Opry, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, U.S. Myrtle Beach State Park, Hard Rock Park and over 250 golf courses. One of the city’s notable events, Myrtle Beach Bike Week, is a week-long rally that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.