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

June 7
Local Developers Lunch and Learn
Columbia, SC

June 15-16
Advanced Symposium
Beaufort, SC

August 24
Membership Meeting
Columbia, SC

October 11-12
MidYear Meeting
Spartanburg, SC


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 13 Legislative Update

January 13 Legislative Update

Governor Henry McMaster Sworn in This WeekThis week, the Honorable Henry McMaster was sworn in again as the Governor of South Carolina. When he departs in four years, he will be the longest serving Governor in South Carolina’s history.  Other Constitutional Officers...

January 6 Legislative Update

January 6 Legislative Update

SCEDA Legislative Update January 6, 2023 Governor McMaster released his Executive Budget, which can be read by clicking here. The following includes provisions in his Budget that relate to economic development. South Carolina Department of Commerce • 500 million in...

Register for January 31 Members Only Legislative Reception

Register for January 31 Members Only Legislative Reception

January 31, 2023 5:00 - 7:00 pm Capital City Club 1201 Main St Suite 2500 Columbia, SC 29201 Register for the SCEDA Legislative Reception on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. You do not want to miss out on this exclusive SCEDA member's only event with elected officials of...

December 14 Local Developers Lunch and Learn

December 14 Local Developers Lunch and Learn

Join Us on December 14th in Columbia, SC Dear SCEDA Local Developers: We hope you will be able to join us Wednesday, December 14, 2022, for the “Lunch and Learn.” Local Developers will be presented with information on new federal laws affecting local communities. Mike...

Institute Registration Is Open

UPDATE - Institute registration is full. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN  2023 SOUTH CAROLINA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (THE INSTITUTE) The South Carolina Economic Development Institute (The Institute), formerly known as The South Carolina Economic...

45 Leaders Graduate The Institute

45 Leaders Graduate The Institute

November 23, 2022 The S.C. Department of Commerce (S.C. Commerce) and S.C. Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA) today announced that 45 state and community leaders have graduated from a statewide economic development training program, S.C. Economic Development...

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