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The South Carolina economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in South Carolina and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to request a relevant directory listing or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into South Carolina.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.

The "Seek Advice" section outlines topics which may be helpful as background to support your project plans.

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Custom search tool for South Carolina state and local economic development websites such as those listed below

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See explanation of column headings below.

Suggestions are welcome, and please report any broken links.

We also welcome reciprocal links from relevant organizations.

See how to request a relevant directory listing or update.

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South Carolina Department of Commerce State 29202  

www.sccommerce.com

www.teamsc.com - now obsolete

Orangeburg County Development Commission County 29116

Gregg Robinson

803-536-3333

www.ocdc.com
Sumter County Development Board County 29150   www.sumteredge.com
Central Carolina Economic Development Alliance Region 29201   www.cceda.org
Palmetto Econ Dev Corporation utility 29201   www.SCpowerteam.com
South Carolina Economic Development Association State 29202   www.sceda.org
Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce Metro 29304   www.spartanburgsc.org
Spartanburg County Economic Development Corp. County 29304   www.spartanburgchamber.com
Duke Power regional utility 29334

James C. Rogers

864-439-5924

www.dukepower.com/ecdev

www.duke-energy.com

Charleston Regional Development Alliance - fDi Cities of the Future award 2007 regional   www.charleston-for-business.com
Laurens County Chamber of Commerce County 29360 864-833-2716 www.laurenscounty.org
South Carolina World Trade Center, Charleston WTC 29403   www.scwtc.org
Myrtle Beach Partners EDC Metro 29526   www.MyrtleBeachDevelopment.com
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber 29577   www.myrtlebeachareachamber.com 
Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce Metro 29601   www.greenvillechamber.com
Greenville SC Economic Development County 29601 864-235-2008

www.greenvilleeconomicdevelopment.com

www.greenvillecounty.org

City of Greenville, South Carolina - fDi Cities of the Future award 2007 City   www.greatergreenville.com
Upstate Alliance SC (Greenville) Region 29607

Mike Panasko

864-283-2306

www.upstatealliance.com
The Partnership for Greater Greenwood County & Economic Alliance County 29646 864-388-1250 www.partnershipalliance.com
Aiken County Economic Development Partnership County 29802   www.edpsc.org 
Santee Cooper Power local utility   www.scprimesite.com
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The directory above is a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the larger US Southeast region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.

These area representatives would typically include

  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices

We welcome reciprocal links from relevant organizations.

Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at GDI Solutions :

Relationship leaders develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives, professional service providers, and corporate executives who are responsible for major projects.

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