Who We Are

The South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED) is a coalition of individuals and organizations who support the development of healthy and economically sustainable communities throughout South Carolina. Our members work collaboratively to build wealth and create economic opportunity for all SC residents, and many of our efforts are focused on minority communities and other groups who have been left out of the economic mainstream.

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Our Mission

Through our network of members and partner organizations, SCACED strives to improve the quality of life for low wealth families and communities by advancing the community economic development industry in South Carolina. SCACED achieves this through capacity building and attracting public-private investment to local community economic development organizations, as well as influencing the public policy process in South Carolina. 

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Our Vision

We envision a South Carolina where all residents have equal access to resources:

  • To improve their own quality of life.
  • To enhance their social and economic conditions.
  • To improve public policy decisions that affect their communities.

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