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

June 7
Local Developers Lunch and Learn
Columbia, SC

June 15-16
Advanced Symposium
Beaufort, SC

August 24
Membership Meeting
Columbia, SC

October 11-12
MidYear Meeting
Spartanburg, 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

January 27 Legislative Update

January 27 Legislative Update

Economic Development Highlighted in State of the State Governor McMaster emphasized the State’s economic development accomplishments in his State of the State Address Wednesday night.  Some of those highlights include: Announcing 120 projects in 2022, creating over...

SCEDA 2023 Conference Additional Opportunities

SCEDA 2023 Conference Additional Opportunities

Additional Opportunities (click here to go to the conference home page.) Wednesday, May 3, 2023 Golf Tournament Cost: $185.00 Time: 12:00 pm Networking, check in, pick up box lunch 12:30 pm Shotgun Start Location: Harbor Course, Wild Dunes Resort Golf Clinic Not ready...

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Wed., May 3 Registration Noon - 6:00 PM Sponsored by: Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc. FUN Ribbons Sponsored by: Mead and Hunt Location: Osprey Prefunction   Golf Tournament/ Clinic Networking Lunch 11:30 AM Location: Harbor Course Pro Shop Terrace   Golf...

January 20, 2023 Legislative Update

January 20, 2023 Legislative Update

House Proposes Workforce Reform Bill Led by Speaker Murrell Smith and Economic and Utility Modernization Ad Hoc Committee Chairman Jay West, a bill was introduced in the House that would make significant changes to the way in which the State administers workforce...

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