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Sen. Billy O’Dell named a SCEDA Legislator of the Year
Oct 12, 2012
COLUMBIA, SC - October 12, 2012 - The S.C. Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA) named state Sen. Billy O’Dell Legislator of the Year.
O’Dell, a Republican who represents Abbeville, Anderson and
Greenwood counties, is one of two members of the General Assembly to be
so honored this year. He and Rep. Brian White (R-Anderson) will receive
their awards at the SCEDA Midyear Meeting in Greenville Oct. 11-12.
“South Carolina’s economic development community received a great deal of support from the General Assembly this year,” said George Wolfe, SCEDA president. “Sen. O’Dell was instrumental in helping legislation promoted by SCEDA make its way through the complex process from the Senate Finance Committee to the Senate floor and on to conference committees when necessary.”
Among the legislative successes for SCEDA this year are measures that strengthen South Carolina’s ability to attract jobs and capital investment from data centers, support improvements to Charleston Harbor, and clarify the Pollution Control Act.
Since 1965, the S.C. Economic Developers’ Association has served as the Voice of Economic Development in the Palmetto State. A professional trade association of more than 580 members, with representation from all 46 counties, SCEDA includes local and regional economic developers, as well as officials from municipal, county and state government agencies, construction and engineering firms, utility companies, attorneys, consultants, financial institutions, and higher education.