OUR TEAM & HOW WE HELP

As a public and private alliance, we’re on a mission to cultivate and nurture the prosperity of Central South Carolina. We help businesses create jobs. We recruit capital investment. And together with a growing network of industries, talent, and communities, we’re advancing and improving our region’s economy.

Nelson Lindsay

Nelson Lindsay

President & CEO
(803) 733-1144
nlindsay@centralsc.org

Tracy McMillin

Tracy McMillin

Vice President, Economic Development & Operations
(803) 733-2517
tmcmillin@centralsc.org

Stephen Roddey

Stephen Roddey

Director of Business Development
(803) 733-1122
sroddey@centralsc.org

Kate Bugby

Kate Bugby

Director of Research
(803) 733-2525
kbugby@centralsc.org

Carrie Turner

Carrie Turner

Director of Marketing
(803) 733-1143
cturner@centralsc.org

Sandra Wallace

Sandra Wallace

Director, Committee of 100
(803) 733-1142
swallace@centralsc.org

Noelle Jacobs

Noelle Jacobs

Office Manager & Support Specialist
(803) 733-2573
njacobs@centralsc.org

County and City Members

John McLauchlin

John McLauchlin

Calhoun County, County Administrator

Ryan Coleman

Ryan Coleman

City of Columbia Economic Development, Director

George Kosinski

George Kosinski

Clarendon County Development Board, Executive Director, Economic Development

Ann Broadwater

Ann Broadwater

Fairfield County Economic Development, Director

Jeff Burgess

Jeff Burgess

Kershaw County Economic Development Office, Director

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Lexington County Economic Development, Director

Rick Farmer

Rick Farmer

Newberry County Economic Development, Director

Jeff Ruble

Jeff Ruble

Richland County Economic Development Office, Director

Sharing The Insights That Drive Action
With our on-call custom research capabilities, we offer objective data, insights, and analysis of the Central SC Region – including labor market, workforce and wage analysis, cost-of-doing-business comparisons, and property mapping – so site selectors, businesses, and entrepreneurs can make informed, strategic decisions.

Promoting and Marketing For The Greatest Impact
Through print materials, digital and video platforms, events and domestic and international lead generation and recruiting trips, we globally promote the region’s workforce, resources, properties, incentives, and lifestyle to attract the world’s best talent, companies, and innovators.

Coordinating Site Visits and Creating Connections
Our experienced, dedicated team of business development managers expertly coordinate site location visits as well as provide exclusive access to local and state officials, land and building owners, workforce experts, real estate professionals, utilities, colleges and universities, engineers and architects, financial and legal resources, local vendors, and more.

Strategic Consulting
With more than 150 years of combined experience in economic development, our team takes a hands-on approach, helping our members strategically position their commercial and industrial real estate, developing and executing action plans, navigating complex business matters, and more.