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The Institute is South Carolina’s leading economic development education program for those individuals that support economic development activities in their communities.

8/14/2014 to 8/15/2014
When: August 14-15, 2014
8:30 AM
Where: Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology
1951 Pisgah Road
Florence, South Carolina 
United States

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The South Carolina Economic Development Institute (The Institute), formerly known as The South Carolina Economic Development School (SCEDS), will offer a highly interactive curriculum to this year’s participants, affording them a greater "hands-on” economic development learning experience. The Institute, a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the South Carolina Economic Developers' Association, has graduated more than 800 participants since its inception. 

The 2014 Class is full. Registration for the 2015 Institute will begin in November 2014.

Click here to view the 2014 Institute Program.

Schedule and Topics

The Institute is comprised of four two-day sessions held in different locations around the state. The 2014 schedule is as follows:

February 13&14 Leadership and Communication Skills - Hardeeville
May 15&16 Community Development and Tourism - Greenwood
August 14&15 Business and Industrial Recruitment - Florence
November 13&14 Product Development - Upstate location/TBA

*Attendees who wish to earn an Institute certificate are required to attend all sessions in consecutive order beginning with Session I.

For additional information, please call Keely Yates with the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association at (803) 929-0305.

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