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SCEDA will post economic development job opportunities on the website for a period of 30 days.  Please email your job posting to (text only, no graphics). 

Economic Development Director - Town of Mt. Pleasant, SC

Job Summary:  The Economic Developer’s mission is to advance Mount Pleasant’s quality of life by fostering an economic environment that is vibrant, favorable to job creation, and that promotes the general prosperity of the community. More specifically, the Economic Developer’s objective is to strengthen employment by establishing Mount Pleasant as a hub for business and talent while at the same time, recruiting new businesses and growing existing businesses. 

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in Business, Economics, Public Administration or related field and seven to ten (7-10) years of work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Web skills and software experience preferred, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.  Graphic skills a plus.

Salary: $81,987-104,532/Annually

With excellent benefits, total compensation is $106,583-135,892/Annually


For additional job listings and to apply on-line go to:

Economic Development Director - City of Anderson, SC

We have an opening for an Economic Development Director reporting to the office of the city manager. For a full job description and to obtain an application please visit the city web site at   When there click on the “Jobs” link. You may also obtain an application from the Personnel Office at City Hall, 401 South Main Street, Anderson, SC. Applications for this position will be accepted until it is filled. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Research Manager - Charlotte Regional Partnership

The following activities represent the key duties and responsibilities of the Research Manager, a key function within Economic Development Services.  The Research Manager has duties including identifying, analyzing, and organizing information for the Charlotte Regional Partnership.  At a basic level, this position is about transforming information into knowledge – and in turn – creating and managing a knowledge management system for the organization.   

The Research Manager has outstanding and relevant academic credentials, preferably in economic development, and the ability to work directly with clients, investors, research peers, and with all other members of the CRP team  This position reports directly to the Senior Vice President of Research and Marketing, but works very closely with all members of the CRP team.   

Scope of Work

§  Build and maintain information, perform basic research, and analyze information pertaining to the Charlotte region

§  Assist CRP business development team in preparation of mission trips and trade shows with leads, research and marketing materials

§  Prepare project research for economic development prospects

§  Complete Request for Information (“RFIs”) for current projects

§  Prepare marketing research for publications, speeches, web-based and collateral material used to promote the Charlotte region

§  Conduct proactive business development research to identify potential prospects for the team’s lead generation research

§  Host quarterly Regional Research Roundtable and schedule guest speaker

§  Maintain LinkedIn Regional Research Group and post relevant articles

§  Monthly reporting of Business Development and Research & Marketing Performance Reports

§  Quarterly reporting of Financial and Investor Relations Performance Reports

§  Ensure marketing materials located on the server contain the latest, updated collateral and research

§  Manage the CRP knowledge management system so the entire team can access information for themselves

§  Will participate internally as we work on efforts this year such as a website overhaul, newly branded templates for marketing materials, maps, etc.

§  ArcGIS, Adobe Suite CS6 and Access knowledge highly preferable (must be proficient in at least one of these areas).

Professional Development

Willing to attend the following courses to supplement current skill set, if needed:

§  ArcGIS training sessions at ESRI offices

§  Adobe Suite SC6

§  MS Office Suite, especially well-versed in Access.

Lastly, we value employees with a positive attitude and overall willingness to learn.  The environment can, at times, be stressful due to project deadlines; it is preferred to have someone that knows how to manage stress and remain calm yet productive during these times. 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Vanessa Goeschl,

No phone calls please; email only.

Project Manger - ITTSC

New Carolina: South Carolina's Council on Competitiveness seeks a Project Manager for the ITTSC Initiative. RFP responses are due by July 11, 2014 to no later than 4 PM for consideration. Please click here for the RFP.​​

- Central SC Alliance

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – Central SC Alliance (CSCA), a regional public/private partnership supporting nine counties, the City of Columbia, and the University of South Carolina in the Midlands of South Carolina.

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Direct and oversee all CSCA research activities

·         Maintain CSCA informational databases including:

o   major employer database

o   properties including sites and buildings

o   rankings

o   workforce, population and income data

o   internal CSCA metrics

·         Assist in maintaining CSCA contact databases

·         Manage and maintain the organization’s website

·         Contribute content to multiple social media platforms for the organization

·         Respond to general data inquiries and prospect questionnaires

·         Maintain all data as well as the property database

·         Create maps illustrating data and locations using ArcGIS

·         Plan, layout, produce and distribute:

o   publications

o   presentations

o   property flyers

o   annual reports and other organizational performance standards

This position reports directly to the CSCA Vice President for Economic Development and Operations.  Requires strong organizational skills, flexibility, and professionalism.  Must be able to work in a team environment and provide excellent customer service with an energetic and positive outlook.  Must be able to perform tasks while maintaining confidentiality.  Requires BA or equivalent; excellent writing and oral communication skills; standard computer experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. The desired candidate will have experience with Microsoft CRM or other database management systems, ESRI ArcGIS mapping, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and online data sourcing. 

For more information about the Central SC Alliance visit  Submit resumes to Central SC Alliance, 1201 Main Street, Suite 100, Columbia SC 29201; or


Senior Project Manager, LCK

LCK is seeking to add an experienced, senior level project manager to its staff in Columbia, SC. The qualified candidate will have a degree in engineering, architecture, or construction management and a minimum of ten years of experience in commercial development, facilities management, construction or design. Specific experience in independently managing projects within one of these disciplines is required. The desired candidate will possess strong leadership and communication skills. Experience with sales presentations and client relationship management a plus.

LCK is a professional project management services firm and represents clients in the role of owner’s representative to develop new construction projects as well as renovations. The successful project manager should be experienced in managing a variety of project types including at minimum commercial, retail and/or industrial projects.

LCK originated over 20 years ago as the construction management division of Colliers International and in 2001 became an independent LLC. The company was rebranded in 2013 and has consistently grown since its formation, with a completed volume of over $68 million in 2013. Mickey Layden is President and majority partner of LCK, a certified woman-owned business.

For more information/to submit resume please contact LCK at

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