SC Economic Development

Public Policy


Legislative Agenda

2024 Legislative Agenda

As the “Voice of Economic Development” in South Carolina, the agenda includes input from hundreds of members, other stakeholders, the Legislative Committee, and the SCEDA Board of Directors.

Industrial Site Readiness

SCEDA will be prepared to take the lead to ensure adequate funding is available.

Professional Jobs Tax Credits

SCEDA will be prepared to lead on this policy that will expand professional jobs tax credits to include talent recruitment and innovation.

Abandoned Building Tax Credits

SCEDA will join others to lead on the extension of these tax credits.  The credit is set to expire at the end of 2025.

Energy Accessibility and Capacity

SCEDA will be part of and even facilitate conversations with energy partners and policy makers on how to best provide more access to energy, both electricity and natural gas, and how to increase capacity.

Workforce Development

SCEDA will join other groups to continue to address South Carolina’s worker shortage.  Some examples include improving public education to better meet industry needs, childcare accessibility, and transportation to work.  SCEDA also will work with the new Coordinating Council on Workforce Development and its endeavors to meet the state’s workforce needs.





  • Sandy Steele, SCCED, Legislative Committee Co-Chair, Southern Carolina Regional Alliance
  • John Wall, Legislative Committee Co-Chair, Burr & Forman LLP
  • Richard Blackwell, SCCED, Agracel, Inc.
  • Marty Baltzegar, PE, LEED AP, Duke Energy
  • Tushar Chikhliker, Maynard Nexsen
  • Will Clarke, Elliott Davis
  • JR Charles, City of Mauldin
  • Reno Deaton, Greer Development Corporation
  • Kay Hampton, Maynard Nexsen
  • Mark Hendrick, SC Department of Commerce
  • Edward Kluiters, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
  • Merle Johnson, Orangeburg County Economic Development
  • Philip Land, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA
  • Kevin Landmesser, Greenville Area Development Corporation
  • Angela Lockman, Clemson University
  • Sam Moses, Parker Poe
  • Whit McGreevy, Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Andrena Powell-Baker, SCCED, Lockhart Power Company/ Pacolet Milliken
  • Lindsay Privette, Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments
  • Eric Richey, SVN Blackstream
  • Diana Riley-Philips, SCPRT
  • Jeff Ruble, Richland County Economic Development
  • Will Salters, Terracon
  • David Swenson, CEcD, York County Economic Development
  • Gable Stubbs, Goodwyn Mills Cawood
  • Stephen Taylor, SCCED, WCTEL
  • John Truluck, Dorchester County Economic Development
  • Blakely Williams, Dominion Energy
  • Olivia Vassey, City of Greenville

SCEDA is represented at The Statehouse by John DeWorken and Sunny Harmon. Click here to learn more about Lobby SC.

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SCEDA’s Lobbyist

Ms. Sunnie Harmon
Mr. John DeWorken