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Description of NESA investor events:

Consultant Events – NESA engages site selection consultants to visit our region, review available sites and buildings throughout the region and then make presentations to our board, investors and local economic developers regarding their impression of our region and how our region can better compete for economic development projects.  NESA normally hosts these events on a quarterly basis with the final presentation being made at a luncheon event.  Consultants come to us from around the nation and are regarded as experts in their site selection practice for a particular kind of industry. 

Lunch and Learn Series – NESA organized the lunch and learn series to make existing industries and local businesses  aware of the resources and programs available to assist them at the local and state levels.  NESA asks each county to provide a list of invitees for these events.  NESA then coordinates with local and state workforce, education and other service providers to organize brief presentations during a lunch meeting.  The goal is to have business people learn about what is available in a concise format.  NESA can facilitate any individual meetings or follow up activities that result.   

Investor Events – NESA wants to recognize our investors and express our profound appreciation for all that you do to move the region forward in a positive manner through your support of our organization.  Our investor events are held quarterly in a variety of locations across the region.  These enjoyable events are great for networking.  Past events have included oyster roasts, garden parties, receptions and even a baseball game.  

Legislative Reception – NESA hosts members of the South Carolina General Assembly and officials from cabinet-level agencies for an annual reception in Columbia.  This is an opportunity for top NESA investors to network and make introductions with key legislators.  An update of the current legislative session is normally given at this event.  

Special Events – NESA organizes a variety of special investor events throughout the year to give our supporters and economic development allies opportunities for casual networking in a relaxed setting.