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Economic Development Consultants Complete County Strategic Planning & Benchmarking for Abbeville, South Carolina

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  • February 16, 2017

Recently for Abbeville County, Parker Poe Consulting (PPC) provided the benchmarking expertise needed to help Creative Economic Development Consulting (EDC) develop a comprehensive strategic plan for the historic, scenic Upstate community.

The Abbeville County Development Board hired the North Carolina firm to craft a comprehensive plan to address the county’s challenges and opportunities.

Despite its ideal location along the Savannah River lakes and an hour each way to Greenville and Augusta, the county found itself in a situation all too common among rural South Carolina-counties. The county sought assistance with identifying and leveraging their resources, and guidance on how to best position themselves for economic development success.  

PPC provided a County Organizational Benchmarking report, where thcompared and evaluated best practices from economic development organizations across South Carolina.

PPC's benchmarking report compared how the economic development environment in each of those counties is structured, including funding, leadership, memberships, alliances and program elements.

Parker Poe Consulting is a corporate site selection and economic incentives consulting firm. The Parker Poe Consulting team provides site selection services to find data-driven solutions for clients who are expanding their footprints and considering new capital investments and job creation. Parker Poe Consulting also provides economic incentives consulting services to growing companies, helping clients navigate and negotiate incentives for economic development projects. From global conglomerates to family-owned businesses, Parker Poe Consulting positions companies to make informed project decisions that will maximize operational effectiveness while reducing costs.