Abbeville County Development Board

Stephen Taylor, Economic Development Director

staylor@abbevillecountysc.com

Jane Hannah, Project Manager

jhannah@abbevillecountysc.com

903 W. Greenwood Street
Suite 2600
Abbeville, SC 29620

Phone: (864) 366-2181
Fax: (864) 366-9266

Learn more about the opportunities in Abbeville County at our flagship economic development website, InvestAbbevilleCounty.com.

Mission

The Abbeville County Economic Development Partnership serves as the Economic and Industrial Recruitment Arm of Abbeville County, South Carolina.

The Board was chartered in 1953 as the Abbeville County Research, Planning & Development Board. The Board was restructured to a public/private entity and named the Abbeville County Economic Development Partnership in 2016.

The Abbeville County Economic Development Partnership is responsible for generating new capital investment and job creation in Abbeville County. The Abbeville County Economic Development Partnership assists clients with site selection and development, workforce recruitment, information management and incentives. The Abbeville County Economic Development Partnership is comprised of Community and Business leaders that desire to make Abbeville County prosper. An Executive Director and Project/Office Manager handle the day to day responsibilities.

For more information please visit InvestAbbevilleCounty.com.

Staff Members

Stephen Taylor, Economic Development Director

Stephen Taylor, Economic Director, SCCED

staylor@abbevillecountysc.com

864-366-2182
864-378-3872 (cell)

Stephen Taylor was selected as the Development Services Director in June 2015. As the Director, his focus is on new business recruitment, business retention and expansion, supporting workforce development and the use of various economic development incentive tools to help new and existing industries.

Taylor holds a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Wesleyan University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of South Carolina. He has completed the ‘Basic Economic Development Course’ through Georgia Tech, has completed the S.C. Economic Development Institute, earned a Certificate in Departmental Management from the University of South Carolina and completed the Public Power Manager Certificate Program through the American Public Power Association. Taylor is a member of the S.C. Economic Developers’ Association and earned his SCCED certification in 2017.

Taylor and his wife, Andrea, have three girls Kate, Alivia and Caroline.

Jane Hannah, Project Manager

jhannah@abbevillecountysc.com

864-366-2181

Jane Hannah has extensive development experience. A native of Denmark, S.C., Hannah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education from Clemson University, and she is a graduate of the S.C. Economic Developers’ School. She previously worked as a soil conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and as an agricultural science teacher at Hillcrest High School in Simpsonville, S.C.

Hannah completed the Basic Economic Development Course at Georgia Tech, and she is a member of the S.C. Economic Developers Association.

Hannah and her husband, Chuck, have a son, Parker, and daughter, Kate.

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