Jennifer N. Fletcher
Jennifer Noel Fletcher was promoted to Deputy Secretary of Commerce in January 2015. She previously served from 2011 to 2014 as Director of Global Business Development, responsible for managing the recruitment of new industry to the state and the growth of existing businesses in South Carolina.
Major wins for the state during her tenure at SC Commerce include deals with the top global tire manufacturers, including greenfield projects for Continental Tire and Giti Tire; the recruitment of top aerospace suppliers, including carbon fiber manufacturer Toray Industries, and automotive manufacturer, Volvo Cars; new corporate headquarters for LPL Financial and The Lash Group; and expansions by BMW, Boeing, GE and many more globally respected brands.
Fletcher brings nearly 20 years of economic development experience to SC Commerce. She came to SC Commerce from the Upstate SC Alliance, where she was Executive Vice President. During her time at the Upstate Alliance, Fletcher secured and administered more than $2 million in grant funding for the organization and championed the organization’s award-winning “I Was Blown Away” regional branding campaign.
Fletcher holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina and is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. She is a 2006 graduate of Leadership South Carolina and is a member of the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Economic Developers Association.