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

October 11
Emerging Leaders BMW Driving Experience
Spartanburg, SC

October 12-13
MidYear Meeting
Spartanburg, SC

January 17
Legislative Reception
Columbia, SC

February 28
Member Meeting
* New location


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

Institute Scholarships Due November 1

Institute Scholarships Due November 1

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...

August Membership Meeting Recap

August Membership Meeting Recap

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...

SCEDA Member Brian Gwin Elected Chair of SEDC

SCEDA Member Brian Gwin Elected Chair of SEDC

Congratulations to SCEDA Member Brian Gwin with Norfolk Southern for being elected Chair of the Southern Economic Development Council. The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) is North America’s oldest and largest regional economic development association. The...

SCEDA 2024 Conference Same Location as PGA Tour

SCEDA 2024 Conference Same Location as PGA Tour

Don't delay in making your hotel reservation for the May 8-10 2024 SCEDA Annual Conference.  The PGA Tour recently released its 2024 FedEx Cup Season schedule and for the first time, it will make a stop in the Grand Strand for the Myrtle Beach Classic. According to...

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