Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Join Now
Career Opportunities
Share |

Career Opportunities

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). 



This is a full-time position at Alliance Pickens, the economic development office of Pickens County. The position provides overall responsibility for research, data collection/assimilation, information conveyance, and copywriting as well as maintenance of all research files, databases, and website.  The position will also be responsible for copywriting of materials and message for promotional and informational purposes across multiple media.  


Manage data pertaining to labor availability, labor wages, sites/parks/buildings database, RFI activity and other, in presentation quality, in both electronic and hard copy.  Responsible for coordination of databases with allies including ACOG, SC Department of Commerce, South Carolina Power Team and others.
Perform baseline research for inclusion in databases, prospect proposals and presentations.
Responsible for daily/weekly website management, inclusive of all data, images, graphics, information and copy.
Develop cartographic maps of current and potential sites for inclusion in planning and proposal documents.
Responsible for compilation and development of prospect proposals, presentations and other statistical and general information packages for industrial/business prospects, across multiple media.
Remain abreast of industry trends, issues and local current events.
Develop specialty marketing materials.  
Perform comparative business cost analysis.
Assist in compiling site requirements for Site Certification.
Develop, maintain and update all marketing materials ensuring accuracy and time relevance.
Develop and manage electronic marketing systems, message and methodology.
Provide copywrite for press releases, website, social media, etc.
Assist in executing events, including Industry Appreciation events, open houses, project announcements, drop-ins, etc.
Responsible for Board meetings from set-up through clean-up and including scheduling meetings, sending notices, making packets, IT, attending and taking minutes.
Provide administrative management support.
Perform other duties as needed.

Bachelor’s Degree in related area and three to five year’s relevant experience.
Working knowledge of ARC GIS mapping or similar geospatial software and Adobe Creative Suite is strongly preferred.
Manage multiple concurrent duties and projects.


Dependent upon education and experience

How to apply

To apply, send application, resume and cover letter to Tami Hall at Pickens County Human Resources, 222 McDaniel Avenue, Pickens, SC or by email to by October 30, 2015.






The City of Aiken is accepting applications for a Business Vitality Manager. 


Major duties include:   Acts as Chief Business Development Officer and Business Advocate within City Government assisting in every aspect of Business Development from strengthening the image of Aiken as a business friendly community to assistance in specific projects from concept to completion. Assists in explaining local ordinances, rules, regulations and processes to businesses and annually evaluating all of the above to ascertain if changes/reforms are necessary for business development to succeed. Acts as the central contact to the Business Community and answers directly to the City Manager.

Meets regularly with existing Businesses to gain insight on how to support retention and expansion.

Serves as the lead contact for the City’s participation in the S.C. Main Streets Program.

Ensures Aiken’s resiliency to economic change through support of our core attributes ( e.g. Arts, History, Tourism, Equestrian Industry, Health Care, Retirement Quality of Life, SRS, etc.), assets, regional competitiveness and economic diversity.

Serves as the liaison to the Aiken Area Chamber of Commerce, County Economic Development Director, ADDA and associated Business entities.

Promotes the City regionally and nationally as a business and visitor destination in cooperation with various county, state and federal agencies.


Target specific economic sectors for expansion or relocation in Aiken that will: Enhance the quality of life in the community; provide for the greatest positive impact and deliver the fewest negative impacts; support Aiken’s competitive strengths and compatibility with Aiken’s lifestyle; guide the coordination of the local economy with regional economic initiatives; and encourage and support local businesses and well-paying jobs; promote fiscal sustainability and broader community goals and vision

Coordinates efforts of builders, developers and property owners wishing to provide diverse housing types in Aiken.

Attract and Maintain business activity that creates new jobs and adds to our tax base; and

acts as City Grants Coordinator for all Department Managers working with our State and Federal Legislative Delegation in search of any/all Grant funding opportunities.

Prepares reports, papers, and other documents; maintains and updates all records and documents.

Attends seminars and studies written materials to maintain knowledge of current practices in the field.





  • Bachelor’s degree required in business, economics, public administration or related field
  • Three to five years of professional economic development experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Valid State driver's license and satisfactory motor vehicle record.
  • Salary depending on qualifications.


Applications will be accepted until filled.  Apply at SC Works, 1571 Richland Avenue East or online at .  Resumes may be mailed to City of Aiken, Human Resources Department, Post Office Box 1177, Aiken, SC 29802.  The City of Aiken is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Title: Director of Economic Development

Location: Economic Development Office

Employer: Richland County

Job Code: 1150-PR801-001

Salary: DOE

Type: Fulltime

Closing Date: Open until filled



Responsibilities of this position include providing economic development vision and continuity both internally and externally to Richland County, including all economic development allies and partners; Coordinate all economic and community development programs, prospected visits, existing industry, and business expansions, economic develop/11ment initiatives and other business activities for Richland County; Develop marketing plan to promote the County at regional, state, and national levels; Serve as liaison between the Economic Development Office and the community; Prepare annual budget and necessary reporting relating to industry initiatives, make quarterly presentations to County Council and update general public, and other duties as required.



Bachelor's degree in business, economics, marketing, political science, economic development and/or closely related field. Master's degree in business administration, city and regional planning, economic development and/or marketing is desirable but not required (master's degree can be substituted for three years of economic development experience). Minimum of five years of previous economic development experience, including at least four years of management experience within an economic development organization. Successful record of business recruitment and retention, economic development marketing, industrial product development, incentive utilization, project financing, planning and zoning facilitation, and working with economic development allies that include city, regional, and state organizations.


 Posted 9/11/15



  • Research Director
    OPENING DATE: 09/11/15 CLOSING DATE: 10/02/15 11:59 PM
    JOB TITLE: Research Director CLASS CODE: AD64
    STATE SALARY RANGE: $57,299.00 - $106,012.00 Annually AGENCY HIRING RANGE - MIN: $75,000
    LOCATION: Richland County, South Carolina JOB TYPE: FTE - Full-Time
    NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)
    Apply online at
    Develop and oversee the research strategy for the South Carolina Department of Commerce in support of economic development in South Carolin
    a. Primary research focus on the positioning of South Carolina’s competitive advantages in the recruitment, retention and development of companies.
    • Develops and manages a team of 5-8 professionals plus interns.
    • Performs and oversees research, data collection, and statistical and demographic analysis using professionally accepted techniques and methodologies.
    • Undertakes specific research and data analysis projects and prepare recommendations to for Commerce Executive Team or task force.
    • Oversees creation and production of newsletters and presentations on the state’s economic health, industry trends and economic development strategy.
    • Serves in a leadership capacity on various statewide issues and task forces providing research and represents the Secretary.
    An advanced degree in business, economics or research/statistical analysis and (5) five years of related experience. Three (3) years of supervisory experience preferred. Experience in economic development and strategic planning preferred.
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: · Ability to plan, organize and direct complex special projects.
    • Knowledge of research design, data collection, data manipulation and data analysis.
    • Ability to analyze and interpret data and communicate effectively to various types of audiences.
    • Strong presentation and communication skills.
    • Previous management experience.
    • Experience working in an economic development office.
    • Knowledge or proficiency of Geographic Information Systems and US Government and Industry Trade data sources.
    Posted 9/11/15

    Executive Director of Economic Development ‐ Fairfield County, SC
    Under the supervision of the Fairfield County administrator, the director implements the mission and directives of the Fairfield County Council and Administration in order to ensure the effective facilitation of industrial, business and commercial investment in Fairfield County. With considerable initiative and independent judgment, directs the economic and industrial development of the County with the creation and implementation of economic development strategies. These strategies include short and long range initiatives to ensure future success. The director promotes expansion of existing industries in the County and the establishment of new industries. Assists new and existing industries and businesses in obtaining infrastructure support, grant funding and manpower. Promotes the County’s
    attributes with the creation of marketing materials and maintains a database of County resources. Coordinates economic development activities with various local, regional, State and Federal officials and agencies and the Central SC Alliance.
    Project Management:
    Manage new and existing projects from start to finish.
    Respond to requests for information from companies and consultants.
    Coordinate and execute prospect site visits.
    Prepare materials and presentations that highlight the County’s strengths.
    Coordinate with local, regional and state allies to utilize all project resources.
    Negotiate with industry representatives to encourage a location in the County.
    Existing Industry:
    Ensure existing industry retention and expansion through maintaining relationships. This will include regular visitation and contact with existing industries to address issues that arise.
    Assist with existing industry expansions.
    Survey industry for workforce information to for accurate responses to prospects.
    Promote community workforce initiatives and assist where possible in growing them.
    Product Development & Marketing:
    Maintain up‐to‐date information on all available site and buildings and update allies for accurate marketing.
    Ensure the county has the appropriate product available developing new sites, parks and speculative
    buildings when necessary.
    Perform planning duties with respect to transportation and infrastructure needs; contacts land owners to determine and discuss potential development sites.
    Marketing & Networking:
    Participate in networking events to build relationships with key allies, SC Department of Commerce
    representatives, consultants, and companies.
    Attend marketing trips and events that promote the county and its assets to further economic development.
    Coordinate economic development and marketing efforts with the regional alliance, state and other allies.
    Economic Development Office Administration:
    Prepare and submit grant proposals for special funding; administers grants received.
    Negotiate and administer various contracts and agreements.
    Provides direct assistance to the County Administrator and County Council in economic development
    matters and regarding various special projects.
    Ability to perform at a high level of independence. Plans, organizes and directs all programs and activities of the Economic Development Department, with emphasis on creating and implementing short and long range strategies.
    Compile, organize and utilize various financial information necessary in the preparation of the departmental budget, and prepares and monitors the budget. Oversee the development and administration of the department budget; ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.
    Receive and review billing invoices, public bids, grant applications, agreements, agreements, utility
    contracts, deeds, tax records, annual reports, etc.
    Perform general administrative work as required; including: typing and preparing reports and
    correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data; reviewing email, mail and literature; conducting and attending meetings, answering the telephone, faxing information, copying, filing, etc.
    Operate a variety of equipment such as a computer, printer, automobile, copier, telephone, calculator, fax machine, tape recorder, etc. with knowledge of relevant software programs.
    Some travel both domestically and potentially internationally.
    Perform related duties as required.
    Requires Bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning, business or public administration, economics,
    finance, marketing or other related field.
    Minimum five years of experience in public administration, economic development or marketing and
    business development.
    Ability to review, evaluate, prepare and/or process technical and legal documents, agreements, prospect presentation materials, site maps and plans, utility maps, cost/benefit analyses, technical reports, statistical reports, budget documents, proposals, memos, correspondence, etc.
    Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Interacts and communicates effectively and persuasively with various groups and individuals including: County Administrator, members of County Council, County department heads and staff, elected officials, industry/commercial officials, prospects, site owners, news media, consultants, engineers, attorneys, school officials, real estate brokers and the general public to develop public awareness and support of economic development efforts and to foster effective working relationships.
    Detail oriented with the ability to work in a high‐pressure, fast‐paced environment that sometimes provides little notice and short turn‐around times.
    Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at one time.
    Advanced computer skills in all Office programs including: Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
    Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
    Economic development related certifications are preferred.
    Salary is commensurate with experience.
    To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter stating salary requirements to:
    Sandy Clowney
    Fairfield County Administration Attention: County Administrator
    P.O. Drawer 60
    Winnsboro, SC 29180

Community Search
Sign In

Forgot your password?

Haven't joined yet?


10/8/2015 » 10/9/2015
SCEDA Midyear Meeting

11/12/2015 » 11/13/2015
The Institute

South Carolina Economic Developers' Association
PO Box 2566, Columbia, SC 29202 Tel: (803) 929-0305
Privacy Policy Copyright © 2015 SCEDA. All rights reserved.
Comments and Suggestions? Email