On the Move: Kim Williams

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Leadership Greenville
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Kim Williams recently graduated from Leadership Greenville. Williams is the existing industry manager for the Greenville Area Development Corporation.

Founded by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce in 1973, Leadership Greenville is designed to identify and inform committed and qualified leaders for Greenville County. The 10-month program takes an intensive look into issues impacting Greenville, and prepares and motivates participants to provide quality, dynamic leadership within the community. As a graduate, Williams joins over 2,000 program alumni who are making a difference in their communities.

As existing industry manager at GADC, Williams serves as a liaison to existing companies in Greenville County and supports retention and expansion projects. To facilitate capital investment and job creation, she assists with locating buildings and sites, develops customized financial packages, and provides statistical analyses.

She joined GADC after 13 years with site selection firm McCallum Sweeney Consulting (MSC), where she held the role of principal. While at MSC, Williams led site selection and incentive negotiations for both domestic and international companies that included manufacturing, headquarters, and distribution facilities. She also worked as a project manager in MSC’s economic development practice, leading site readiness and certification programs for states and regions throughout the United States.

Williams holds a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University and a bachelor of science degree in Economics from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. She is an active member of the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association, the Greenville Splash, and the Greenville Track Club.

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