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

August 29
Member Meeting

October 17-18
MidYear Meeting

February 4, 2025
Legislative Reception

February 26, 2025
Member Meeting

May 14-16, 2025
Annual Conference
Myrtle Beach


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 Annual Conference Recap

2024 Annual Conference Recap

SCEDA Annual Conference Recap The SCEDA Annual Conference, held from May 8-10, 2024, in Myrtle Beach, successfully highlighted the vital connections that drive economic development across South Carolina. The event showcased how industries and communities come together...

RBC Heritage Map

The following organizations invite you to visit them at the RBC Heritage April 18-20. Please view the details below. Location Name: South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance Address: 1080 Lighthouse I, located near #18 green Hours: 8:00am-11:00am on Friday, April 19th Any...

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