COLUMBIA, S.C.—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Stephanie Yarbrough hosted an Economic Development luncheon at the Palmetto Club in Columbia on April 17. Warren Darby, Vice President of Global Business for South Carolina Power Team, and Erin Ford, Vice President of SCBIO, were the featured speakers.   

Darby gave the audience an update on the South Carolina Power Team.  Central to South Carolina Power Team’s mission is business recruitment and retention. The Global Business team offers world-class site selection services with complete confidentiality to simplify and expedite an organization’s relocation to our state or an existing industry with its expansion. 

Ford spoke to the audience on the state of SCBIO, the official statewide affiliate, not-for-profit, public/private life sciences industry association and economic development organization formed to actively promote, build, support, expand and convene South Carolina's life sciences industry. 

In addition, those attending had the opportunity to meet and network with others in attendance representing the Economic Development community from throughout South Carolina.

The firm will host the Annual SC Economic Development Summit on May 25th in Charleston, S.C.   The summit will feature interactive presentations led by business leaders and Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys.  For additional information, please contact Stephanie Yarbrough at (843) 720-4621 or

Stephanie Yarbrough 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, Yarbrough was one of the local leaders the Times turned to for insight.