Welcome to SCEDA

Our Mission

Since 1965, the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association, or SCEDA, has served as the Voice of Economic Development in the Palmetto State. Our professional membership association has over 750 members, with representation from all 46 counties.

Our members include local and regional economic developers, as well as officials from municipal, county and state government agencies, construction and engineering firms, utility companies, attorneys, consultants, financial institutions, and higher education.

SCEDA's mission is to enhance the professional development of its membership and to advocate economic development to benefit the citizens of South Carolina.

Professional Development 

SCEDA provides a variety of professional development programs throughout the year ranging from The SC Economic Development Institute, which is an entry-level course in the basics of economic development.   The SC Economic Developers' Advanced Symposium is for career practitioners that provides a higher level economic development curriculum. 

For a complete listing of professional development offerings, please visit the education and events tabs.  

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SCEDA Women Virtual Happy Hour with Trivia

SCEDA Emerging Leaders Virtual Happy Hour with Trivia

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