SC Economic Development

Annual Conference

Annual Conference

May 8-10, 2024
Myrtle Beach

SCEDA’s Annual Conference was held May 3-5, 2023, at the Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms. In case you missed it, the Conference was an outstanding success! Here’s a few highlights worth sharing.

Three new board members were announced at the conference: Merle JohnsonSara Hazzard, and Kris Phillips.

The following awards and scholarships were given out:
2023 Rising Star Award: Caroline Warner
2023 Rising Star Award: Dolton Williams
2023 Local Developer Award: Jeff Ruble
2023 Sloan W. Gable Economic Development Institute Scholarship Recipient: Michelle McDonald
2023 Truman H. Safford BEDC Scholarship Recipient: Libby Lear
2023 Advanced Symposium Scholarship Recipient: Gilleon Frieson


The SCEDA women’s group served the community statewide at this year’s conference by bringing in new or gently used work clothes to donate to East Cooper Community Outreach, providing assistance to those in need of professional attire for interviews.

Check back for the 2024 Conference Registration!

Hotel Information

Marriott Myrtle Beach Grande Dunes Resort & Spa

Click here to make your room reservation or call 1-800-228-9290 and reference the group name SCEDA. The group rate is $279 per night. Reservations must be made no later than April 7, 2024 for the discounted rate.

Thank You Sponsors!