Conway, S.C. – December 1, 2014 – Officials from the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation announced their decision to hire Jim Moore as the organization’s new President and CEO. Moore will begin his duties at the EDC after the first of the year.
“We are thrilled to have Jim join the EDC, as the new President & CEO. We feel that his experience and insight will be a great addition to our organization,” said Fred Richardson, MBREDC Board Chairman.
As President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation Moore will focus on leading business recruitment efforts, existing industry development and growing the organization’s private sector membership.
Moore brings over 20 years of economic development experience to his new position with the MBREDC. Most recently, Moore worked as Director of Business Development for the North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA), a regional economic development organization encompassing nine counties in the northeastern section of South Carolina. Moore also served as President and CEO of Caldwell Lyon Partnership, in Princeton Kentucky before moving to South Carolina in 2008.
“Jim brings experience and a great understanding of the benefits of doing business in South Carolina. I think he’ll bring a fresh perspective and new energy to the program, that will help build on the success that we’ve seen over the last two years,” said Mark Lazarus, Horry County Council Chairman.
During his time with NESA, Moore was the lead recruiter and negotiator on projects such as Frontier Communications, Wyman Gordon, Johnson Controls and Birdsong Peanuts. Moore has worked to recruit companies in high technology, back office, food and manufacturing over the course of his career in economic development, leading to more than $630 million in investment and nearly 2,000 jobs.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, resource-rich community like this, and to be part of a team of diverse leadership that is moving the county forward,” said Jim Moore, MBREDC President & CEO.
SOURCE: Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation