SC honors 48 Ambassadors for Economic Development

Private sector business leaders devoted to bolstering their communities.

The South Carolina Department of Commerce honored 48 individuals as 2015 Ambassadors for Economic Development during a ceremony at the Governor's Mansion Complex on Thursday.

“We’re honored to spotlight these 48 individuals for their contributions to our state,” Gov. Nikki Haley said. “South Carolina’s people are what truly make our state one of the best places in the world to do business, and events like yesterday’s ceremony give us the opportunity to recognize just some of the people that help make South Carolina so special.”

The ceremony was part of the annual Industry Appreciation Week, during which the Department of Commerce joins local communities to thank businesses for their support of South Carolina’s economy. Representing 46 counties, the ambassadors for economic development include local leaders from the private sector who represent a variety of businesses devoted to enhancing their communities.

“The success that we’re having in economic development in South Carolina can largely be attributed to our team-first approach,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt said. “These ambassadors truly reflect the enthusiasm and commitment that makes Team South Carolina so successful, and we’re thrilled to recognize them for all they’ve done to advance their respective companies and communities.”

For a list of the 2015 ambassadors for economic development, visit the South Carolina Department of Commerce website at

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