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From site selection to infrastructure improvement, we are here to help grow new and existing businesses.

SC Commerce promotes economic opportunity for individuals and businesses through initiatives like workforce training.

As a national leader in foreign direct investment, the state extends its global reach with offices in Europe and Asia that help existing companies in developing export markets.

Harry M. Lightsey III

Harry M. Lightsey III
Secretary of Commerce

Ashely Teasdel

Ashely Teasdel
Deputy Secretary of Commerce


Other SC Commerce Sites

Palmetto Railways

Providing safe, efficient and cost-effective rail solutions to facilitate the movement of freight and support economic development efforts.

SC Coordinating Council for Economic Development

Coordination of economic development efforts by state agencies involved in the recruitment of new business and the expansion of current enterprises throughout the state.

SC Coordinating Council for Workforce Development

Coordination of workforce development efforts have transferred to the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW).