Economic Development in the Southeast Region

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The Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC) Extends the Deadline for the State Economic and Infrastructure (SEID) Grant Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC) has extended the State Economic and Infrastructure Development (SEID) grant program application deadline from Friday, January ...
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The Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC) Appoints Christopher McKinney as Executive Director to Lead Economic Development Efforts

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC) welcomes Christopher H. McKinney, Sr., as its new Executive Director. With a distinguished career spanning 36 ...
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Southeastern States Eligible For $8.6 Billion In Funding to Expand High-Speed Internet Access

States of the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC) Eligible for New Funding to Expand Broadband Access. (Columbia, SC) – The Biden-Harris Administration announced a new ...
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Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC) Announces $20 Million in New Funding through the State Economic and Infrastructure Development (SEID) Grant Program

New Regional Commission invests millions to boost economic development in key states as part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda (Columbia, SC) – The ...
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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.

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Dr. Jennifer Clyburn Reed

Federal Co-Chair

Governor Henry McMaster

States' Co-Chair
Governor of South Carolina

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 - Sam Andrews

North Carolina

Governor Roy Cooper
Alternate - Jim McCleskey

South Carolina

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.

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