Welcome to SCEDA
South Carolina’s Voice for Economic 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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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
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...
In mid November the South Carolina House of Representatives released the following pre-filed bills for 2024. For questions on any of these bills, contact SCEDA Lobbyists John DeWorken at email@example.com and/or Sunnie Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information...
The South Carolina Economic Development Institute (The Institute), formerly known as The South Carolina Economic Development School (SCEDS), offers a highly interactive curriculum to participants, affording them a greater “hands-on” economic development learning...
Membership Meeting Recap SCEDA's Membership Meeting, held August 24, 2023, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center had a record turnout of 230 members. The meeting featured informative speakers, honored the nine recent recipients of the SC Certified Economic...
Nine SCEDA Members Earn Coveted Statewide Economic Developer Certification The South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA) is proud to announce nine members have recently earned credentials as South Carolina Certified Economic Developers (SCCED). The newly...
GADC CEO Mark Farris Retiring, Stepping Down from Greenville, SC’s Acclaimed Economic Development Organization Recognized for “tremendous contributions to Greenville County economic development” with over $3.9 billion invested, 17,900 jobs created during tenure...
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