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The Greer Development Corporation’s (GDC) mission is to target quality development to secure Greer’s future. GDC works to increase the wealth creating opportunities in the community, while preserving the high quality of life in one of South Carolina’s fastest growing communities.

The GDC is primarily focused on retaining Greer’s businesses and industries; recruiting new businesses and industries to the Greer community consistent with industrial and commercial target industry lists; developing new industrial and commercial product to meet the needs of business relocations, start-ups, and expansions; and marketing the Greer community to decision makers and consumers.
GDC is also responsible for coordinating the recruitment activities for historic downtown Greer.

The corporation offers a variety of services to new and existing businesses that include:

  • Data on available industrial & commercial properties;
  • Tax, incentive, financing and business start-up information;
  • Statistical data on the Greer marketplace;
  • Introductions to community resources – financial institutions; logistics providers; engineers. contractors, local business leaders & government officials;
  • Site selection and community tours; and
  • Assistance with permitting and other regulatory issues.

GDC Corporate Structure

The Greer Development Corporation is a 501(c) 4 non-profit organization as recognized by the IRS. The corporation is a public/private partnership between the City of Greer, the Greer Commission of Public Works (CPW), the Partnership for Tomorrow, the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, and private sector businesses. The corporation is governed by a board of nine directors representing the City of Greer, Greer CPW, the Partnership for Tomorrow, the Chamber of Commerce, and the private sector.

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Board of Directors

Wryley Bettis (Chairman)

Greer City Council, McLesky-Todd True Value 

Dave Edwards

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Brian Martin (Vice Chairman)

Brian Martin Attorney at Law

Kevin Duncan (Treasurer)

Countybank

Mike Richard

Greer Commission of Public Works

Ed Driggers

City of Greer

Gene Gibson

Greer Commission of Public Works

David Merhib

Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce

Greg Hall

Century 3, Inc.

Staff

The GDC has a staff of three professionals focused on economic development. The Executive Director and Marketing & Research Director are primarily involved in strategic marketing of the community, targeted recruitment of businesses to the Greer area, and retention of existing businesses. The Office Manager provides program support and administrative assistance for the many programs and activities of the corporation.

Reno Deaton

Executive Director

Tel (864) 416-0126

Fax (864) 416-0128

E-Mail [email protected]

Katie Harris

Marketing & Research Director

Tel (864) 416-0127

Fax (864) 416-0128

E-Mail [email protected]

Angela Rutland

Office Manager

Tel (864) 416-0125

Fax (864) 416-0128

E-Mail [email protected]

Funding

The Greer Development Corporation is supported financially by the City of Greer, the Greer Commission of Public Works, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, and the Partnership for Tomorrow. GDC maintains an annual budget of approximately $400,000 to accomplish the goals and objectives of the corporation.

Partnerships

Local economic development is accomplished due in large part to partnerships with other local and regional allies. The following are some of the allies with which the Greer Development Corporation has formed strategic partnerships:

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