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Member Benefits

Be a part of South Carolina's premier association dedicated to enhancing professional development in the field of economic development.

Download a Membership Application (PDF format) or apply online.
 

*Approximately 60% of your membership dues for the 2013-14 fiscal year are tax deductible as a business expense, but not as a charitable contribution. 

Scholarships

 

SCEDA offers scholarships to the Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC), the Economic Development Institute (EDI) at the University of Oklahoma and the South Carolina Economic Development Institute (The Institute). Scholarships help off set registration, transportation, lodging, and associated costs. Please visit our scholarship page for more information.

BEDC Scholarship
EDI Scholarship
Institute Scholarship 
 

Awards Program

 

SCEDA recognizes exemplary efforts in the field of economic development. Please consider nominating a fellow member for one of our awards. Please visit our awards page for more information.

Volunteer of the Year
Distinguished Service Award
Local Developer Award
SCEDA Ally Award

Sponsorship Opportunities

SCEDA offers a year-long sponsorship program for members. There is great value in these sponsorship packages and something for everyone at each level.
 

Membership Directories

Published annually, the SCEDA desktop membership directory and abbreviated pocket-size companion provide access to economic development professionals across South Carolina. Alphabetical, county, and categorical membership listings provide members with numerous communication resources. 

 

Networking Events

Annual, mid-year, and membership meetings; legislative receptions; and network-only events provide members with numerous opportunities to discuss business while participating in educational activities.
 

Advocacy

SCEDA contracts with a lobbyist to provide lobbying services for the Association. As a member, your participation on the grassroots level is very important in making SCEDA SC's Voice for Economic Development! During the legislative session, members receive a weekly update on legislative activities.
 

SCEDA Web Site & Mobile App

The SCEDA web site at www.SCEDA.org provides an opportunity for your company homepage to link to SCEDA. The web site provides a useful tool for direct access to member businesses or development organizations. SCEDA's mobile app is available on the Apple and Android platforms. It provides instant access to SCEDA news and event information and includes a member directory.
 

SCEDA e-Newsletter

SCEDA’s monthly e-newsletter provides information on the Association’s activities and what is new and interesting in economic development. We invite you to connect with SCEDA on our social media networks: Facebook, Linked In, Twitter and You Tube.
 

South Carolina Economic Development Institute

As a primary sponsor of The Institute program, SCEDA members are encouraged to attend this basic introduction into economic development. Curriculum during the four-session program focuses on community development, financing economic development, and business recruitment, retention, and expansion.
 

South Carolina Advanced Economic Developers’ Symposium

Designed as a South Carolina-specific advanced economic development course, this SCEDA-sponsored program covers issues that are pertinent to South Carolina’s development efforts. Topic emphasis includes: regulatory issues, infrastructure development, and marketing, in addition to site and building development.

 

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8/21/2014
August Membership Meeting

10/2/2014 » 10/3/2014
Advanced Symposium Session II

South Carolina Economic Developers' Association
PO Box 1763, Columbia, SC 29202 Tel: (803) 929-0305 Fax: (803) 252-0589
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