About Us

Florence County Economic Development Partnership

Florence County Economic Development Partnership opened its doors on January 1, 1999. This private-public venture was conceived by Florence County Council and a private business organization known as Florence County Progress, Inc. The Partnership is exemplified through the 31 member board with members appointed by County Council and elected by members of Florence County Progress. Thus, both parties work as a team to enhance economic development within Florence County. The Partnership works to recruit new business and industry to the area while helping existing industry grow and expand.

Florence County Economic Development Partnership Board meets quarterly at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology. 

The 2024/2025 meeting dates are:
July 24th
October 30th
January 29th
April 23rd

Additionally, standing committee meetings are subject to call by the Chair and notices will be posted at the FCEDP office at least 24 hours before the meeting. 


Florence County Progress


Florence County Progress, Inc. (Progress) is the private sector arm of the Florence County (SC) Economic Development Partnership (Partnership).  Progress was created in the 1980's by business leaders throughout the county to provide private sector support and leadership to our publicly funded economic development program.  Progress' mission is clear- to promote, implement, and support activities designed to improve the economic development of Florence County and to maintain a quality climate for business and industry.

Learn more about Florence County Progress