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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Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp.

Sandy Davis
President & CEO
2050 Highway 501 East, Building 100
Conway, SC 29526
843-347-4605
[email protected]
www.mbredc.org

The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation (MBREDC) leads Horry County’s efforts in attracting, growing, and retaining sustainable businesses that create jobs. We’re also dedicated to the facilitation of development programs that benefit Horry County residents.

Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp.

Santee Cooper

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

Santee Cooper, the South Carolina state-owned electric and water company, has low-cost reliable power that has attracted over $1B in capital investment and thousands of jobs announced throughout the state.

Santee Cooper

State Listings

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

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


Utility Listings

Dominion Energy / SCE&G

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

Duke Energy

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

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


Regional Listings

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

Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce

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

Central SC Alliance

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

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

Lowcountry Council of Governments

Sabrena Graham
Executive Director
634 Campground Road
Yemassee, SC 29945
843-473-3990
[email protected]
www.lowcountrycog.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

North Eastern Strategic Alliance

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

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

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

Upstate SC Alliance

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

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

Sarah Penick Smith
Executive Director
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
843-436-6135
[email protected]
www.wrcog.org


County Listings

Abbeville County Economic Development Board

Stephen Taylor
Economic Development Director
903 West Greenwood Street, Suite 2600
Abbeville, SC 29620
864-366-2181
[email protected]
www.abbevillecountysc.com/devservices.aspx

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

Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce

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

Charleston County Economic Development

Steve Dykes, SCCED, AICP
Director
4000 Faber Place Drive, Suite 200
North Charleston, SC 29405
843-958-4506
[email protected]
www.charlestoncountydevelopment.org

Cherokee County Development Board

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

Chesterfield County Economic Development Board

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

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

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

Dillon County Development Partnership

Clay Young
Director
401 West Main Street, Room 304
Dillon, SC 29536
843-774-1402
[email protected]
www.dilloncounty.org

Dorchester County Economic Development

John Truluck
Director
402 North Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
843-875-9109
[email protected]
www.dorchesterforbusiness.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

Georgetown County Economic Development

Brian Tucker
Executive Director
716 Prince Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
843-545-3161
[email protected]
www.seegeorgetown.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

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

Kershaw County Economic Development Office

Vic Carpenter
County Administrator, Interim Economic Development Director
80 Campus Drive, P.O. Box 763
Camden, SC 29021
803-425-1501
[email protected]
www.kershawcountysc.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

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

Lexington County Economic Development

Sarah Johnson
Director
212 South Lake Drive
Lexington, SC 29072
803-785-6822
[email protected]
www.lexingtoncountyusa.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

Marlboro County 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

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

Oconee Economic Alliance

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

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

Richland County Economic Development

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

Sumter Economic Development

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

Williamsburg County Economic Development Board

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

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


City Listings

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

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

Greer Development Corporation

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

Mauldin Business & Development Services

David Dyrhaug
Director
5 East Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662
864-289-8979
[email protected]
www.cityofmauldin.org

Mount Pleasant Business & Tourism Office

Eric DeMoura
Town Administrator
100 Ann Edwards Lane
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

Spartanburg Economic Futures Group

Kyle Sox
Director of Business Development
105 North Pine Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
803-397-3781
[email protected]
www.economicfuturesgroup.com

Town of Summerville Economic Development

Michael Lisle
Economic Development Coordinator
200 South Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
848-851-4231
[email protected]
www.summervillesc.gov/development