S.C. Department of Commerce Announces New Director of Global Business Development

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina Department of Commerce today announced that Nelson Lindsay has joined the agency as the Director of Global Business Development. In this role, Lindsay will be responsible for all project management activity and for the recruitment of new industry to South Carolina. He will also work with existing industry to further assist in their growth.

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A South Carolina Certified Economic Developer, Lindsay most recently served as Richland County’s first director of economic development. In this capacity, he worked to recruit new industry to the community as well as assist existing industry with expansions. Prior to this appointment, Lindsay served as the director of economic development for Kershaw County for more than 14 years.

Lindsay holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Wofford College, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of South Carolina. He is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.

He is married with three children.

About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, GE, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. IBM-Plant Location International reports in 2012, 2013 and 2015 ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.