South Carolina Directory of Economic Development Organizations
South Carolina Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster

South Carolina Governor
Henry McMaster

  • Capital: Columbia
  • Population (2017 Est.): 5,024,369
  • Largest Cities (2017): Charleston, 134,875; Columbia, 133,114; North Charleston, 110,861; Mount Pleasant, 86,668; Rock Hill, 73,068
  • Targeted Industries: Advanced Materials, Distribution & Logistics, Aerospace, Automotive, Office/Shared Services, Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness
  • Key Incentives: Job Development Credits, Fee-in-lieu of Property Taxes, Investment Tax Credits, Port Volume Increase Tax Credits, Various Sales Tax Exemptions, Discretionary State Grants
  • GDP (All Industry 2017): $219.1 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

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Oconee Economic Alliance

Janet Hartman
Executive Director
528 Bypass 123, Suite G
Seneca, SC 29678
864-364-5556
[email protected]
www.investoconeesc.com

The Oconee Economic Alliance is a public-private nonprofit effort to accelerate job creation and capital investment, increase per capita income, diversify the local tax base and generate awareness of Oconee County, South Carolina as a business location.

State Listings

South Carolina Ports Authority

Paul McClintock
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales
200 Ports Authority Drive
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-577-8101
[email protected]
scspa.com

South Carolina Department of Commerce (The)

Nelson Lindsay
Director of Global Business Development
1201 Main Street, Suite 1600
Columbia, SC 29201
803-737-0400
[email protected]
www.sccommerce.com

 

Utility Listings

South Carolina Power Team

James Chavez
President and CEO
1201 Main Street, Suite 1710
Columbia, SC 29201
803-254-9211
[email protected]
www.SCpowerteam.com

SCANA Corporation

John A. Cadena
Manager, Community/Economic Development & Local Government & Project Development
Mail Code D-132, 220 Operation Way
Cayce, SC 29033-3701
803-217-8837
[email protected]
www.scana.com

Santee Cooper

Bill McCall
Economic Development
1 Riverwood Drive, A201
Moncks Corner, South Carolina 29461
800-833-7797
[email protected]
www.poweringsc.com

Duke Energy

Steve West
Lead, Economic Development
1755 Mechanicsville Road
Florence, SC 29501
864-370-5164
[email protected]
locationdukeenergy.com

 

Regional Listings

South Carolina I-77 Alliance

Rich Fletcher
President & CEO
3200 Commerce Drive, Suite D
Richburg, SC 29729
803-789-3530
[email protected]
www.i77alliance.com

Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce

Blakely Williams
President & CEO
701 Craven Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
843-525-8525
[email protected]
www.beaufortchamber.org

Lower Savannah Council of Governments

William Molnar, PhD
Executive Director
2748 Wagener Road
Aiken, SC 29801
803-649-7981
[email protected]
www.lscog.org

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

Tomas Langley
Deputy Director, Workforce & Economic Development
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
843-436-6128
[email protected]
www.wrcog.org

Lowcountry Council of Governments

Michelle Knight
Community & Economic Development Director
634 Campground Road
Yemassee, SC 29945
843-473-3970
[email protected]
www.lowcountrycog.org

Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG)

E. Brooke Ferguson
Economic Development Director
30 Century Circle
Greenville, SC 29607
864-242-9733
[email protected]
www.scacog.org

Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG)

Benjamin J. Mauldin
Executive Director
236 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
803-376-5390
[email protected]
www.centralmidlands.org

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

Janet LaBar
President & CEO
330 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-378-1330
[email protected]
www.charlotteregion.com

Economic Development Partnership

Will Williams
President & CEO
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
803-641-3300
[email protected]
www.edpsc.org

Upstate SC Alliance

John Lummus
President & CEO
124 Verdae Boulevard, Suite 202
Greenville, SC 29607
864-283-2300
[email protected]
www.upstatealliance.com

SouthernCarolina Regional Development Alliance

Danny Black, SCCED
President & CEO
1750 Jackson Street, Suite 100
Barnwell, SC 29812
803-541-0023
[email protected]
www.southerncarolina.org

North Eastern Strategic Alliance

Jeff McKay
Executive Director
P.O. Box 100547
Florence, SC 29502
843-661-4669
[email protected]
www.nesasc.org

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp.

Sandy Davis
Interim CEO
2050 Highway 501 East, Building 100
Conway, SC 29526
843-347-4604
[email protected]
www.mbredc.org

Charleston Regional Development Alliance

David Ginn
President & CEO
4401 Belle Oaks Drive, Suite 420
North Charleston, SC 29405
843-760-4524
[email protected]
www.crda.org

Central SC Alliance

Mike Briggs
President & CEO
1201 Main Street, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29201
803-733-1144
[email protected]
www.centralsc.org

 

County Listings

Darlington County Economic Development Partnership

Frank Willis
Executive Director
SiMT Incubator Building, 1951 Pisgah Road, Suite 120
Florence, SC 29501
843-413-3210
[email protected]
www.dcedp.com

Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation

John O'Toole, CEcD
Executive Director
110 Traders Cross
Bluffton, SC 29909
843-705-8414
[email protected]
southerncarolina.org/beaufort

Orangeburg County Development Commission

Gregg Robinson, SCCED
Executive Director
125 Regional Parkway, Suite 100
Orangeburg, SC 29118
803-536-3333
[email protected]
www.ocdc.com

Kershaw County Economic Development Office

Peggy McLean
Director
80 Campus Drive, P.O. Box 763
Camden, SC 29021
803-425-7685
[email protected]
www.kershawcountysc.org

MarlboroCounty Economic Development Partnership

Ron Munnerlyn
Executive Director
214 East Market Street, P.O Box 653
Bennettsville, SC 29512
843-479-5626
[email protected]
www.marlborocountysc.org

Richland County Economic Development

Jeff Ruble
Director
1201 Main Street, Suite 910
Columbia, SC 29201
803-576-1368
[email protected]
www.richlandcountysc.com

Greenville Area Development Corporation

J. Mark Farris
President & CEO
233 North Main Street, Suite 250
Greenville, SC 29601
864-235-2008
[email protected]
www.greenvilleeconomicdevelopment.com

Colleton County Economic Alliance

Heyward Horton
Executive Director
403 East Washington Street, Suite B
Walterboro, SC 29488
843-549-9597
[email protected]
www.colletoncounty.org

Lancaster County

Jamie Gilbert
Economic Development Director
1033 West Meeting Street, P.O. Box 1809
Lancaster, SC 29720
803-286-3633
[email protected]
www.lcded.com

Dillon County Development Partnership

Lisa Gray
County Administrator
109 South 3rd Avenue
Dillon, SC 29536
843-774-1401
[email protected]
www.dilloncounty.org

Newberry County Economic Development (NCED)

Rick Farmer
Director
1852 Wilson Road, P.O. Box 381
Newberry, SC 29108
803-321-2042
[email protected]
www.newberrycountysc.org

York County Economic Development

David Swenson, CEcD
Executive Director
1830 Second Baxter Crossing
Fort Mill, SC 29708
803-802-4300
[email protected]
www.yorkcountyed.com

Marion County Economic Development Commission

Dr. Julie M. Norman, CEcD
Executive Director
115 Guyton Road, P.O. Box 840
Marion, SC 29571
843-423-8235
[email protected]
www.marioncountysc.com

Laurens County Development Corporation

Jonathan A. Coleman, SCCED
Executive Director
291 Professional Park Road
Clinton, SC 29325
864-939-0580
[email protected]
www.growlaurenscounty.com

Greenwood Partnership Alliance

Heather Simmons Jones
CEO
104 Maxwell Avenue, 6th Floor (P.O. Box 366, 29648)
Greenwood, SC 29646
864-388-1250
[email protected]
www.partnershipalliance.com

Florence County Economic Development Partnership

Joe W. King
Executive Director
1951 Pisgah Road (P.O. Box 100549)
Florence, SC 29502
843-676-8796, ext. 5101
[email protected]
www.fcedp.com

Chesterfield County Economic Development Board

Kim Burch
Executive Director
105 Green Street
Chesterfield, SC 29709
843-623-6500
[email protected]
www.chesterfieldcountysc.org

Cherokee County Development Board

Jim Cook
Executive Director
101 Campus Drive
Gaffney, SC 29341
864-206-2804
[email protected]
www.cherokeecountydevelopmentboard.com/

Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce

Pamela L. Christopher, CCE, IOM
President & CEO
907 North Main Street, Suite 200
Anderson, SC 29621
864-226-3454
[email protected]
www.andersonscchamber.com

Abbeville County Development Board

Stephen Taylor
Economic Development Director
903 West Greenwood Street, Suite 2600
Abbeville, SC 29620
864-366-2182
[email protected]
www.abbevillecountysc.com/devservices.aspx

Williamsburg County Economic Development Board

Jim Moore
Executive Director
130 West Main Street
Kingstree, SC 29566
843-355-8993
[email protected]
www.discoverwilliamsburgcounty.com

Sumter Economic Development

Jay Schwedler
President & CEO
10 East Liberty Street
Sumter, SC 29150
803-418-0700
[email protected]
www.sumteredge.com

Lexington County Economic Development

J. Michael Eades, CEcD
Department Director
212 South Lake Drive
Lexington, SC 29072
803-785-8147
[email protected]
www.lexingtoncountyusa.com

Georgetown County Economic Development

Brian Tucker
Executive Director
716 Prince Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
843-545-3006
[email protected]
www.seegeorgetown.com

Dorchester County Economic Development

Wendy Smith
Manager, Existing Industry & Workforce Development
402 North Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
843-875-9109
[email protected]
www.dorchesterforbusiness.com

Chester County Economic Development

Karlisa Parker, SCCED
Director
Gateway Commons Business Park, 3200 Commerce Drive, Suite B
Richburg, SC 29729
803-377-1216
[email protected]
www.choosechester.com

Charleston County Economic Development

Steve Dykes, SCCED, AICP
Director
4000 Faber Place Drive, Suite 140
North Charleston, SC 29405
843-958-4506
[email protected]
www.charlestoncountydevelopment.com

Alliance Pickens

A. Ray Farley II, CEcD
Executive Director
1390 Smith Grove Road, P.O. Box 149
Liberty, SC 29657
864-898-1500, ext. 2450
[email protected]
www.alliancepickens.com

 

City Listings

Mauldin Business & Development Services

Van Broad
Interim Director
5 East Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662
864-289-8903
[email protected]
www.cityofmauldin.org

City of Cayce Economic Development

Carroll Williamson, AICP
Planning & Development Director
1800 12th Street
Cayce, SC 29033
803-550-9503
[email protected]
www.cityofcayce-sc.gov

Town of Summerville Economic Development

Madelyn Robinson
Director of Administration & Economic Development
200 South Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
843-851-5200
[email protected]
www.summervillesc.gov/development

Mount Pleasant Business & Tourism Office

Amy L. Livingston
Manager
100 Ann Edwards Lane, Building A
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
843-884-8517
[email protected]
www.tompsc.com

Rock Hill Economic Development

Stephen Turner
Director of Economic & Urban Development
155 Johnston Street, P.O. Box 11706
Rock Hill, SC 29731
803-329-7090
[email protected]
www.rockhillusa.com

Greer Development Corporation

Reno Deaton
Executive Director
111-B South Main Street
Greer, SC 29650
864-416-0126
[email protected]
www.greerdevelopment.com

Spartanburg Economic Futures Group

Kyle Sox
Director of Business Development
105 North Pine Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
864-594-5043
[email protected]
www.economicfuturesgroup.com

City of Columbia Office of Economic Development

Ryan Coleman
Director
1201 Main Street, Suite 250
Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-2732
[email protected]
www.columbiasc.net