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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, and government officials
  • Site selection and community tours
  • 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

Philippe Barreaud


Wryley Bettis (Chairman)

Greer City Council, McLesky-Todd True Value 

Kevin Duncan (Treasurer)


Gene Gibson

Greer Commission of Public Works

Greg Hall

Century 3, Inc.

Tony Kouskolekas
(ex officio)

Pelham Medical Center

Brian Martin

Brian Martin, Attorney at Law

John Mansure (ex officio)

PRISMA – Greer Hospital

David Merhib

Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce

Andy Merriman

City of Greer

Mike Richard

Greer Commission of Public Works


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 Chief Engagement Officer provides business retention for local industry and community outreach.


Reno Deaton

Executive Director

Main:   864.416.0125

Direct:  864.416.0126

Email: [email protected]

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Michelle Willis

Marketing Director

Main:   864.416.0125

Direct:  864.416.0127

Email: [email protected]

Taylor Tschappat

Chief Engagement Officer

Main:   864.416.0125

Direct:  864.416.0130

Email: [email protected]


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.


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: