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North Eastern Strategic Alliance
NESA is a regional, non-profit, economic development organization that serves nine counties in the northeastern corner of South Carolina. Our primary objective is to create jobs for the residents of the region by working within the existing industry base and recruiting new companies. We assist these companies by providing research assistance, infrastructure support, workforce training opportunities, regional site selection assistance and we work with our county partners and the state to help coordinate incentive packages.

Santee Cooper 
As South Carolina’s largest power producer, its first to produce renewable Green Power, and its only state owned electric and water utility, Santee Cooper is committed to: providing low-cost, reliable energy, water and other essential services, providing excellent customer service, operating according to the highest ethical standards, maintaining a quality workforce, being a steward of the environment, and being a leader in economic development.


Regional Growth Partnership of Northwest Ohio
A dynamic transformation is taking place across Toledo and northwest Ohio and we invite you to meet with the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) to learn about it and be a part of the new manufacturing economy.The RGP is a regional economic development agency funded 100% by private business and is dedicated to creating wealth for individuals, companies, and communities.We serve the 17 counties in northwest Ohio; home to cities such as Toledo, Findlay, Lima, and Defiance.Our region boasts world class facilities such as CSX’s National Gateway Intermodal Yard, Norfolk Southern Railway’s second largest freight yard, the Toledo Seaport connected to the world via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the three most traveled interstates in America, and fabulous air service through both Detroit Metro Airport and Toledo Express Airport.These assets and our award-winning workforce have attracted advanced manufacturing, agriculture and food processing, automotive, energy, and logistics and distribution operations to our region where they continue to grow.If you are assisting or considering an investment in any of these areas, we would love the opportunity to learn more about your needs and see if northwest Ohio is a match for you.Simply put, the RGP team works to reduce your risk, lower your costs and increase your profits, and expedite your timelines.To learn more about our organization and the companies which have invested over $10 billion in the past three years visit our website at www.rgp.org.

South Carolina I-77 Alliance
Having access to 145 million people in a single day’s drive coupled with access to two labor sheds, each with a civilian labor force of roughly 1.2 million people, our location is one of the greatest assets the I-77 Region can offer new and expanding companies. Plus, with the advantage of being in a Right-to-Work state with the lowest unionization rate in the country, the I-77 Region is primed for vast economic growth well into the future.


For 50 years, Business Facilities has established itself as the leading full-service media brand specializing in the site selection marketplace. Through a bi-monthly magazine, email newsletters, website, and its LiveXchange event, Business Facilities has created a dynamic community for C-level executives and economic development organizations. Each of the brand’s channels educates corporate executives on issues related to choosing the best location for their growing companies, giving Business Facilities tremendous reach into the site selection marketplace. Visit businessfacilities.com for more.

Since 1988 Facility Executive has established itself as a leading full-service media brand specializing in the facility management profession. Through our monthly magazine, e-mail newsletters and websiteFacility Executive has created a dynamic community for facility management professionals. Each of our brands educates facility professionals on the demands faced by facility managers and other professionals involved with commercial real estate management, design, and planning.

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession. When we succeed, our members create more high-quality jobs, develop more vibrant communities, and generally improve the quality of life in their regions.