South Carolina Economic Development Institute (The Institute) is South Carolina’s leading economic development education program for those individuals who support economic development activities in their communities. Offering a highly interactive curriculum, The Institute affords attendees a “hands-on” economic development learning experience.
The Institute–is South Carolina’s leading economic development education program. A twenty-two year partnership between the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association, The Institute has awarded Certificates of Completion to 844 participants since its inception. The Institute serves to educate those who support and participate in economic development activities in their communities while providing unique and innovative development approaches for implementation in local communities. Practitioners and academicians make up the faculty. They focus on the knowledge and tools that will help South Carolina compete in today's challenging economic development environment. The Institute consists of four sessions each year, each session covering a different aspect of economic development. Graduates receive a certificate for attending and successfully completing all four sessions. This year’s sessions start in February and those seeking to earn an Institute certificate are required to attend all sessions.
For additional information, visit the South Carolina Economic Developers' Association.