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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SCEDA Conference Attendees (4/29)

Click here to go back to conference home page. First Name Last Name Organization Edward Able Nelson Mullin Riley & Scarborough Joe Affsprung Charleston Regional Development Alliance John Alexander Global Management Partners GMP Brent Amyette McCrory Construction...

Support H.5118, the SC Ten-Year Energy Transformation Act

Please call or text your House member and ask them to support H.5118, the “South Carolina Ten-Year Energy Transformation Act.” Your outreach is essential to passing H.5118. H.5118, which is in House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry, will address energy...

SCEDA Women Professional Development Day

SCEDA Women Professional Development Day

  Columbia, SC - On March 7th, SCEDA Women hosted an empowering session aimed at highlighting women's voices in economic development initiatives. The event, held at The River Center at Saluda Shoals, featured a lineup of speakers and panelists, including guest...

SCEDA Recognizes Speaker Smith as Legislative Champion

SCEDA Recognizes Speaker Smith as Legislative Champion

Speaker of the House G. Murrell Smith, Jr., (R-Sumter) received SCEDA’s Legislative Champion Award on Thursday. Speaker Smith was awarded and recognized because of his work to prioritize economic development.  His accomplishments as Speaker in just two short years...

SCEDA Opens RFP for PR/Media Consultant

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL SC Economic Developers’ Association – Media Consultant The South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA) is seeking a consultant or consultants to assist in the public relations role for the organization.  SCEDA is a statewide...

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