CHARLESTON, S.C.—Charleston has long been one of the country’s top tourist destinations, but in recent years, the South Carolina Low Country also has become a hub for job growth and economic development. For example, the region’s tech sector is blossoming, and more and more companies are looking to expand into Charleston.
Womble Carlyle economic development attorney Stephanie Yarbrough is involved in many of the ongoing efforts to bring new jobs and investment to Charleston. So when the "New York Times" recently profiled Charleston’s economic boom, it only made sense that the publication spoke to Yarbrough for the story.
Yarbrough said that Charleston’s economic development success is creating new challenges, including a lack of readily developable land. When she works with companies looking to located in Charleston, “One of our hurdles is finding them a place that is ready to go,” she tells the "Times."
Click here to read “A Vibrant Turnaround for a Neglected Charleston Neighborhood” in the "New York Times."
Stephanie Yarbrough’s practice focuses on guiding clients in economic development and general corporate matters. She works closely with domestic and international companies seeking to expand or relocate operations to the Carolinas and the Southeastern United States. She works with new and expanding businesses in identifying and negotiating incentives and in drafting all related documentation for Fee-in-Lieu of Tax Agreements, state grants, job tax credits, job development credits, utility grants and many other economic development incentives and grants.