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

January 31, 2023
Legislative Reception
Columbia, SC
5:00 – 7:00 pm

February 2-3, 2023
SC Economic Development Institute – Session 1
Lake City, SC

February 16, 2023
Membership Meeting
Columbia, SC
2:00 – 5:00 pm

February 16, 2023
Local Developers Oyster Roast
Columbia, SC
5:00 – 7:00 pm

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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...

SCEDA 2023 Conference Schedule of Events

SCEDA 2023 Conference Schedule of Events

Draft Agenda (click here to go to the conference home page.) $$ indicates an additional cost with the event.  Click here to learn more about the additional opportunities. Date Event Speaker Location Wed., May 3       11:00 AM Golf 11:00 AM (Lunch)/12:00 PM (Tee off)  ...

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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