CHARLESTON, SC—The COVID-19 outbreak has created an economic, as well as a healthcare, crisis. With many businesses shut down, and consumers unable to spend, state and local governments are looking for answers to protect jobs and businesses.

As they consider these solutions, leaders should look to economic development as part of their coronavirus economic recovery plan. Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Stephanie Few has written a new article on “Mitigating Risk with Aggressive Support in Economic Development” for Area Development magazine. The US is looking at weeks, or perhaps months, of significantly slower economic activity. But business will ramp back up, and having an economic development plan in place, ready to go, can help greatly in this recovery.

Click here to read “Mitigating Risk with Aggressive Support in Economic Development” by Stephanie Few in Area Development

Stephanie Few has played a role in many of South Carolina’s largest economic development deals of the past 20 years. She works closely with companies seeking to expand or relocate operations to the Carolinas and the Southeastern United States. Her efforts on behalf of clients have led to the creation of thousands of new jobs and billions of dollars in new investments. When the New York Times profiled Charleston’s economic boom in 2017, Few was one of the local leaders the Times turned to for insight.