since 1965

Welcome to SCEDA

South Carolina’s Voice for Economic Development

Our Mission

The South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA) serves as the Voice of Economic Development in the Palmetto State.

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Professional Development

SCEDA provides a variety of professional development programs throughout the year ranging from The SC Economic Development Institute, which is an entry-level course in the basics of economic development. The SC Economic Developers’ Advanced Symposium is for career practitioners that provides a higher level economic development curriculum.

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Upcoming Events

February 13
Emerging Leaders Golf Tournament
Chechessee Golf Course

February 28
Member Meeting
* New location

March 7
Women’s Professional Development
Columbia, SC

May 8-10
Annual Conference
Myrtle Beach, SC


Our members include local and regional economic developers, as well as officials from municipal, county and state government agencies, construction and engineering firms, utility companies, attorneys, consultants, financial institutions, and higher education.

SCEDA’s mission is to enhance the professional development of its membership and to advocate economic development to benefit the citizens of South Carolina.

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The Latest News

SCEDA Recognizes Speaker Smith as Legislative Champion

SCEDA Recognizes Speaker Smith as Legislative Champion

Speaker of the House G. Murrell Smith, Jr., (R-Sumter) received SCEDA’s Legislative Champion Award on Thursday. Speaker Smith was awarded and recognized because of his work to prioritize economic development.  His accomplishments as Speaker in just two short years...

SCEDA Opens RFP for PR/Media Consultant

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL SC Economic Developers’ Association – Media Consultant The South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA) is seeking a consultant or consultants to assist in the public relations role for the organization.  SCEDA is a statewide...

Interested In Earning Your SCCED

Interested In Earning Your SCCED

Are You Interested in Earning Your SCCED? SCEDA leadership is beginning to plan for the next Advanced Symposium. We are currently trying to gather interest in earning the SCCED Certification through the Advanced Symposium. If you are interested, please click here and...

SCEDA Legislative Reception

SCEDA Legislative Reception

On January 17th, SCEDA hosted its Legislative Reception at Capitol City Center Lobby. SCEDA was pleased to have 132 members in attendance. We were honored to have the presence of 11 Senators. The House of Representatives were unable to attend due to a late session. We...

Update on Zach McKay

Update on Zach McKay

SCEDA family, As Zach continues to battle and make miraculous progress, a site has been established to help him with the financial challenges of his journey: Please feel free to use this site if you would like to make a...

2024 SCED Institute Registration Opens

2024 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN SOUTH CAROLINA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (THE INSTITUTE) The South Carolina Economic Development Institute (The Institute), formerly known as The South Carolina Economic Development School (SCEDS), will offer a highly interactive...

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