The Spartanburg Economic Futures Group, SC - Executive Vice President
The Spartanburg Economic Futures Group, South Carolina’s premier economic development
organization, is seeking a dynamic and proven professional with a holistic view of economic
development to lead the county’s business recruitment and expansion efforts.
Unique to the Carolinas, the Southeast and beyond, the Spartanburg Economic Futures Group partners
with the Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce,
OneSpartanburg and the Downtown Development Partnership in a collaborative approach to
community, tourism and economic development. The five entities share space, administrative overhead
and a collective vision of community prosperity.
Over the past five years through the support of public and private partners, Spartanburg County has
recruited more than $5 billion in foreign and domestic investment which equates to nearly a quarter of
South Carolina’s investment. Brands such as BMW, Amazon, Adidas, Milliken, Michelin, Toray, Keurig
Dr. Pepper and Milliken call Spartanburg home. With an abundance of industrial product development
on the horizon and a recently announced corporate recruitment plan, the county is poised for sustained
and diversified economic momentum.
Spartanburg is served by two major interstates (I-85 and I-26), Greenville-Spartanburg International
Airport, Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport, the South Carolina Ports Authority’s Inland Port along
with CSX and Norfolk Southern. Located between Charlotte and Atlanta, the area has direct access to
major markets providing a distinct competitive advantage.
Spartanburg is home to seven institutions of higher education and consistently leads the state in K-12
education outcomes. Downtown Spartanburg has welcomed 63 businesses in 19 months and has built a
reputation, recently noted by Food & Wine, as a “foodie destination.” Voters recently passed a penny
referendum resulting in $224 million of downtown capital projects over the next four years. Leading the
state in hotel product development, the entire county offers recreational amenities for tourists and
residents alike. Additionally, the history of high-quality healthcare has been reinforced by recent
accolades – the Spartanburg Medical Center (the second largest hospital in SC and the largest campus
in the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System) has been named the number one hospital in the
Upstate four years straight by U.S. News and World Report.
A national search is underway to recruit the next Spartanburg Economic Futures Group leader. All
interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to the attention of Allen Smith,
President/CEO of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce/Spartanburg Economic Futures Group
at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than Friday, April 5. A full job description is below.
Please contact Allen Smith with any questions.