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Jaime Nash Graduates from SC Economic Development Institute


Jaime Wells Nash, our Director of Marketing, recently graduated from the S.C. Economic Development Institute (Institute).
The program, currently in its 28th year, is a collaborative effort between The S.C. Department of Commerce (S.C. Commerce) and S.C. Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA), designed to teach participants innovative development approaches for implementation in local communities. In a highly interactive curriculum, participants obtain hands-on economic development knowledge.
The Institute takes place over a series of quarterly two-day sessions in various locations throughout the state. Sessions were held in Newberry, Lake City, Seneca, and Sumter, giving participants the opportunity to tour various economic development case studies in those locales. During the sessions attendees gained insight into issues relating to leadership and communication skills; community development; business and industrial development; and product development.
“I am grateful for the hands-on learning experiences and knowledge gained during the program and look forward to the using the advancement of my professional skills to the benefit of our company and our clients,” said Nash.
“The Institute has long been a powerful tool in South Carolina’s economic development arsenal,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “The success South Carolina has enjoyed in recent years can, in large part, be attributed to the remarkable amount of collaboration and teamwork that has taken place across this state. Programs like the Institute help us ensure that our team is knowledgeable, innovative and unified.”
A complete list of the 49 graduates is below.

Graduates not pictured are Andrew Merriman of York County and Anita Patel of the S.C. Department of Commerce.

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