CHARLESTON, S.C.—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Stephanie Yarbrough has been named Chair of the Legislative Committee for the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA).  

In 2017, Yarbrough was elected to the SCEDA Board of Directors.

The Legislative Chair for SCEDA travels the state extensively for the year’s appointment meeting with the economic development and business community and working with the lobbyists for SCEDA to set the public policy agenda for SCEDA and to draft and work on legislative items for SCEDA.  
Since 1965, SCEDA has served as the Voice of Economic Development in the Palmetto State. The professional membership association has over 750 members, with representation from all 46 counties. SCEDA members include local and regional economic developers, as well as officials from municipal, county and state government agencies, construction and engineering firms, utility companies, attorneys, consultants, financial institutions, and higher education.

SCEDA's mission is to enhance the professional development of its membership and to advocate economic development to benefit the citizens of South Carolina.

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.