Opportunity SC: Community Economic Development Conference 


The annual Opportunity SC Conference is the largest community development convention and forum in South Carolina. The Conference introduces attendees to innovative and sustainable solutions for low-wealth communities in our state. Over the past 18 years, the Opportunity SC Conference has welcomed more than 5,000 attendees, representing almost every county in the state.

Opportunity SC: 2018 will have more than 20 - carefully curated - breakout sessions exploring the industries best practices, standardization of state-wide policies and lead non-profit professionals through an in-depth understanding of the work of community economic development (CED). Topics range from affordable and sustainable housing, energy efficiency and the intersection of health and community economic development. Designed to educate, inform, reinforce and introduce attendees to innovative and sustainable solutions to further the work of community development, these innovative workshops are taught by many leaders in the industry.

 The Opportunity SC Conference:

  • Leads attendees into a deep exploration of Community Economic Development (CED) work
  • Establishes best practices and standardizes policies in the community development sector
  • Celebrates the accomplishments and achievements of members, partners and community development organizations around the state
  • Provides networking and collaboration opportunities for Conference attendees
  • Provides opportunities for personal and professionally growth within our community
  • Supports attendees as they discover their passions and challenges their way of thinking about the work of community development
  • Allows attendees to learn where, when and how they can help South Carolina reach its full potential
  • Amplifies the voice of our attendees and lets them know that their voice matters

Visit SCACED's website to learn more about our mission and how our members work collaboratively to build wealth and create economic opportunity for all South Carolina residents.