Business Development Club
3510 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29210
Tel: (803) 798-4600
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The Business Development Club is all about growing businesses. The Philosophy of the BDC is to mentor business leaders through collective Brain-Sparking Sessions.

Central SC
1201 Main Street, Ste 100
Columbia, SC 29201
Tel: (803) 733-1131
Central SC was founded in 1994 and is a not-for-profit public/private partnership which engages in the recruitment of capital investment in the Central South Carolina region. Central SC stimulates economic expansion and facilitates job creation by promoting Central South Carolina as a valuable location for businesses.

Minority Economic Development Institute, Inc.
404 Vardry Street, Suite 112
Greenville, SC 29604
Tel: (864) 232-9605
Fax: (864) 232-9606

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The Minority Economic Development Institute (MEDII) is a non-profit economic development organization founded in 2007 to serve as a state-wide resource which aims to increase the economic assets of minority individuals and minority-owned businesses. MEDII intends to function in the Upstate from a main location in Greenville, South Carolina.

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
1301 Gervais St., Suite 1100
Columbia, SC 29201
Tel: (803) 799-4601
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The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is the unified voice of business in the Palmetto State. The South Carolina Chamber works to find solutions for issues facing businesses, ensuring this state is a top destination for economic development. Serving thousands of companies of all sizes and industries, the Chamber creates an environment for businesses and communities to grow.

South Carolina Department of Commerce
1201 Main Street, Suite 1600
Columbia, SC 29201-3200
Tel: (803) 737-0400
The South Carolina Department of Commerce promotes economic opportunity for individuals and businesses. From assisting with the location of new sites and buildings, offering grants for community development and infrastructure improvement, to providing workforce training, the Department of Commerce works to help new and existing businesses grow.

South Carolina Economic Developers' Association
PO Box 1763
Columbia, SC 29202
Tel: (803) 929-0305
Fax: (803) 252-0589
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South Carolina Economic Developers' Association, or SCEDA, has served as the voice of Economic Development in the Palmetto State. Their members include local and regional economic developers, as well as officials from municipal, county and state government agencies, construction and engineering firms, utility companies, attorneys, consultants, financial institutions, and higher education. SCEDA's mission is to enhance the professional development of its membership and to advocate economic development to benefit the citizens of South Carolina.

South Carolina Office of Small and Minority Business Assistance
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 453C
Columbia, SC 29201
Fax: (803) 734-4061
The mission of the S.C. Office of Small and Minority Business Assistance is to promote the interest of small and minority-owned businesses as a part of the free enterprise system; thereby, enhancing economic growth and development in South Carolina.

South Carolina Women's Business Center
129 Cannon Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Tel: (
843) 763-7333
The comprehensive women's development organization in South Carolina, the Center for Women (C4W) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and advocate so that women in South Carolina have economic success and are leaders in their professional, community and personal lives. The C4W has reached more than 70,000 women since it was established in 1990, connecting thousands of women across the Lowcountry.

South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce
1717 Gervais St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Tel: (803) 252-5733

The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce is a statewide, 5,000+ member advocacy organization working to make state government more small business friendly. The Small Business Chamber is both non-partisan and non-profit.

South Carolina Women In Business
P.O. Box 50074
Columbia, SC 29250
Tel: (803) 360-2468

SCWIB works to increase the economic development of women business owners by offering resources to start and grow businesses. They also try to establish strategic alliances between members and community business leaders throughout diversified geographical areas in SC.

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