GREENVILLE, S.C. - November 2, 2017 - Today, the Greenville Area Development Corporation welcomes Ben Abdo as its newly-appointed Research Manager. In this position at GADC, Ben will play a vital role in maintaining critical information on sites and buildings as well as completing "Request for Information" packages and other duties designed to support the organization's efforts to bring new jobs and investment to Greenville County. As Greenville competes for new and expanding industries, statistical and demographic information are a key part of the decision-making process for many companies, especially data on labor, transportation, taxes and other community measures. He will also work with allies and partners to help convince these companies that Greenville County is the best possible option for their location or expansion project.
Ben joins GADC after working with the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) where he helped GCRA conduct site analyses, administer surveys, and work with environmental reviews ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations.
Ben has a Masters of City and Regional Planning degree from Clemson University and is a member of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association. He earned his BA at North Greenville University.
"GADC's search for Ben Abdo was comprehensive and time-consuming since he will be taking over for Jim Hill, one of the most experienced research managers in South Carolina and recent winner of SCEDA's 2017 Distinguished Service Award. I am confident that Ben will continue the tradition of excellent client service that has been a hallmark of this organization through the years."
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The Greenville Area Development Corporation is a non-profit organization established by Greenville County Council to promote and enhance the economic growth and development of Greenville County. Since its founding in 2001, GADC efforts have resulted in the creation of more than 23,000 new jobs and more than $4 billion in capital investment in Greenville County, SC. To learn more, please visit www.goGADC.com or call (864) 235-2008.