Economic Development in the Southeast Region
SCRC Authorization Statute
Addressing economic and poverty issues
The SCRC was created by the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill. The concept was first introduced by university researchers working on rural development issues in 1990 at Tuskegee University’s Annual Professional Agricultural Worker’s Conference for 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant Universities.
On December 8, 2021, the U.S. Senate confirmed the SCRC’s first Federal Co-Chair, Dr. Jennifer Clyburn Reed, thereby allowing the SCRC to convene and begin other activities to serve the seven-state region.
The Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC) is an economic development partnership agency of the federal government and seven state governments. SCRC’s mission is to build sustainable communities and strengthen economic growth across the Southeast Region.
SCRC’s leadership includes a Federal Co-Chair who is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, and the Governor of the seven Southeast Crescent states. Each SCRC Governor selects an alternate to represent their state and communicate their state’s priorities to the Commission’s leadership.
Governor Kay Ivey
Alternate - Kenneth Boswell
Governor Ron DeSantis
Alternate - Katherine Russo
Governor Brian Kemp
Alternate - Christopher Nunn
Governor Tate Reeves
Alternate - Kristen Windham
Governor Roy Cooper
Alternate - Jim McCleskey
Governor Henry McMaster
Alternate - Jordan Marsh
Governor Glenn Youngkin
Alternate - Bryan Horn
Our Service Area
Seven States Unified for Progress
SCRC invests in the region’s economic future through a grant program, publishing research, and income-producing learning experiences – all to help communities seize opportunities, address economic disparity and advance prosperity.