Economic Development Advisory Committee
The Economic Development Advisory Board serves as an advisory board to City Council and is composed of eleven (or more) volunteer members. Of those members, four must be city residents; four must be owners of business organizations operating in Clemson; one must be a representative of a bank operating in Clemson; one must be a representative from a real estate or development organization operating in Clemson; and one will be the president of the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce. Notwithstanding the four required city residents, as stated above, at least eight of the eleven or more voting members must be residents and qualified electors of the city. Additionally, the executive director of Pickens County Economic Development Alliance, a representative of Clemson University, a representative of Tri-County Technical College, a representative of Southern Wesleyan University, a representative of Pickens County School District, and a member of the city council will serve as ex officio members.
The mission of the EDAC is to study, report, and make recommendations to Council in order to promote quality economic development – including commercial, small business, research, and light industry – and promote the development of residential housing in the city. Meetings are typically scheduled in the afternoons on the third Thursday every other month.
More detailed information regarding the Economic Development Advisory Committee may be found in Chapter 15, Article I of the City’s Code of Ordinances.