Business Development Resources

County Economic Development Offices

PDEC is proud to partner with each county in its service area to assist in the enhancement of quality of life and provide opportunities to the citizens of the Pee Dee Region.

The North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA)

NESAVisit the NESA South Carolina's Business Corner website is a regional economic development organization that serves a nine-county region in the northeast corner of South Carolina. NESA’s primary objective is to significantly enhance the quality of life for residents of the region by creating additional jobs and capital investment within the existing industry base, recruiting new companies, and expanding tourism-related development.

The Strength of Cooperatives

With the largest electric system in South Carolina, the 20 electric cooperatives supply power to more than 625,000 customers – reaching every county in the state. Electric cooperatives provide industry incentive rates as well as loan and grant programs to encourage job creation. A host of energy-related services is also available to ensure the highest power quality.