SC Economic Development Program Graduates Announced
Nov 16, 2017 02:27PM
● By Kathleen Maris
The S.C. Department of Commerce (S.C. Commerce) and S.C. Economic Developers' Association (SCEDA) announced that approximately 45 state and community leaders have graduated from two statewide economic development training programs. Five individuals completed the S.C. Economic Developers' Advanced Symposium (Advanced Symposium), while more than 40 graduated from the S.C. Economic Development Institute (Institute).
A collaborative effort between S.C. Commerce and SCEDA, these two programs are designed to arm participants with development approaches for implementation in local communities. Each program features a highly-interactive curriculum, allowing participants to obtain greater hands-on economic development learning experience.
Now in its 27th year, the Institute consists of quarterly, two-day sessions for which participants traveled to various locations throughout the state. In addition to the final session, which took place in Greer, sessions were also held in North Charleston, Florence, and Greenwood. During the sessions, attendees gained insight into issues relating to leadership and communication skills, community development, business and industrial development, and product development.
The Advanced Symposium, which has now graduated its 11th class, concluded on August 5. Upon completing the Advanced Symposium, participants receive the S.C. Certified Economic Developer (SCCED) certification.
2017 South Carolina Advanced Symposium graduates, listed alphabetically by last name:
2017 South Carolina Economic Development Institute graduates, listed alphabetically by last name: