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 2012-2013 fiscal year are tax deductible as a business expense, but not as a charitable contribution.
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 click on the links to access the appropriate form.
SCEDA recognizes exemplary efforts in the field of economic development. Please consider nominating a fellow member for one of our awards. Please click on the links to access the appropriate form.
Volunteer of the Year
Distinguished Service Award
Developer of the Year
Ally of the Year
SCEDA offers a year-long sponsorship program for members. There is great value in these sponsorship packages and something for everyone at each level.
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.
Annual, mid-year, and membership meetings; legislative receptions; and network-only events provide members with at least six opportunities to discuss business while participating in educational activities.
SCEDA contracts with a lobbying firm 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!
SCEDA Web Site
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 monthly e-newsletter provides information on the Association’s activities and what is new and interesting in economic development. Please 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 weeklong course, this SCEDA-sponsored school 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.