Investigate South Carolina’s largest economic development deals of the past 20 years, and chances are Stephanie Yarbrough played a role in making them happen. One of the biggest assets she brings to clients is her familiarity with local and state decision-makers throughout the Southeast, and particularly in South Carolina, where Stephanie had previously served as the City of Charleston’s Director of Economic Development. When the New York Times profiled Charleston’s economic development boom in 2017, Stephanie was one of the local leaders the Times turned to for insight.

Stephanie works closely with domestic and international 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.

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. She advises clients in general tax and corporate matters.

    Experience

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    • Represented manufacturer and corporate headquarters project in largest life sciences announcement in Lowcountry of South Carolina’s history, creating over 300 new jobs.
    • Represented a manufacturer in establishing a 1.5 million square foot manufacturing facility, which will create more than 200 new jobs.
    • Represented an Italian manufacturer in expanding its original investment and doubling size of its operations in South Carolina.
    • Represented a company locating a large manufacturing facility in South Carolina, which created several thousand new jobs and brought in hundreds of millions of dollars in capital investment.

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    Contact information

    +1 843.720.4621
    stephanie.yarbrough@wbd-us.com
    +1 843.410.2351

    Bar admissions

    2001, North Carolina

    2008, South Carolina