On The Move
Rep. Brian White named a SCEDA Legislator of the Year
Oct 11, 2012
COLUMBIA, SC - October 11, 2012 - The S.C. Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA) named state Rep. Brian White (R-Anderson) Legislator of the Year.
White, who is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is one of two members of the General Assembly to be so honored this year. He and Sen. Billy O’Dell, a Republican who represents Abbeville, Anderson and Greenwood counties, will receive their awards at the SCEDA Midyear Meeting in Greenville Oct. 11-12.
“One of the big successes for SCEDA this legislative session was passage of a bill that strengthens South Carolina’s ability to attract jobs and capital investment from data centers,” said George Wolfe, SCEDA president. “Chairman White was extremely supportive of that bill and he also assisted with measures to make sure our state’s economic development incentives are competitive in a changing economy.”
South Carolina’s economic development community received strong support from the General Assembly this year. Additional measures were passed that promote improvements to Charleston Harbor, clarify the Pollution Control Act and provide funds for worker training.
Since 1965, the S.C. Economic Developers’ Association has served as the Voice of Economic Development in the Palmetto State. A professional trade association of more than 580 members, with representation from all 46 counties, SCEDA includes 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.