Career Opportunity


Economic Development Partnership (EDP) – 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801. Our region
includes Aiken, Edgefield, Saluda, and McCormick Counties.

The Marketing and Research Director position works closely with the President/CEO of EDP to leverage
each county’s attributes to promote economic growth through new industry and existing industry

Essential Functions

  • Receives inquiries from business representatives, manufacturers and others interested in establishing or
    expanding operations in the four-county region. Provides data relating to suitability for expressed needs;
    arranges and/or conducts tours of facilities and available property.
  • Responsible for our company advertising through publications, company web site and all social media
    platforms. Research and development of the annual Profile Book publication, Campaign for Private Funds
    and Program of Work.
  • Maintaining active involvement with existing industry leaders to foster partnerships; being able to analyze,
    correlate and generate data needed for those leaders to make sound decisions.
  • Networking with public leaders and business contacts to stay abreast on community developments.
    Attend seminars, conferences, workshops, lectures, etc., as appropriate to further gain knowledge in the
    economic development, marketing and research fields.
  • Required flexibility in a daily schedule, as there is attendance of meetings and events outside the 8am-
    5pm work day. Provide other related work duties as required.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with experience in marketing. Proficiency in Adobe
Creative Suite, MS Office Suite, PowerPoint and Excel. Knowledge of data collections through Esri,
JobsEQ and the US Census Bureau is desirable.

Annual salary based on qualifications. Fringe benefits of Health/Life/Dental/Vision Insurance, HSA, HRA,
401k, vacation and sick leave are offered at varied times after employment. EDP is an equal opportunity

Please email cover letter and resume to If you have any questions call 803-641-
3300 and ask for Theresa Daugherty.

Available Sites & Buildings

If you’re thinking about bringing your business to South Carolina’s Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda region, we’re ready to accommodate you with a broad variety of existing facilities and ready-to-build sites.