Abbeville County Economic Development Partnership

Austin Walker

Economic Development Director

Jane Hannah

Project/Office Manager

903 W. Greenwood Street
Suite 2600
Abbeville, SC 29620

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

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The Abbeville County Economic Development Partnership serves to recruit industry and strengthen the business economy of Abbeville County, South Carolina.

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

The Abbeville County Economic Development Partnership works closely with existing and potential industry to  generate new capital investment and job creation in Abbeville County. The Partnership assists prospects  with site selection and development, workforce recruitment, information management and incentives. The Board  is comprised of community and business leaders that desire to make Abbeville County a premier business location . The  Executive Director and Project/Office Manager handle the day to day responsibilities.

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Staff Members

Austin Walker


Austin Walker is passionate about development in Abbeville County.  A native of Ninety Six, SC, Austin earned her Bachelors in Political Science from Erskine College in Due West, SC.  She has previously worked in programing for the Greenwood SC Chamber and lead community development for the City of Abbeville.

Austin is currently a member of the South Carolina Economic Development Association.  She serves on the board for Abbeville Rotary Club as president, Greenwood Community Theater as secretary, and the Southeast Festivals and Events Association as treasurer.

She resides in Ninety Six with her son, Craig.

Jane Hannah


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.