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Spartanburg Chamber announces addition of Nancy Whitworth to its Economic Futures Group team

Published Monday, June 1, 2020 3:10 pm

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Nancy Whitworth, former Greenville economic development director, has joined its team in a consulting role to assist with short- and long-term corporate, office and urban economic development strategies.

Whitworth retired in January 2020 after four decades of municipal economic development experience including a long tenure with the City of Greenville as interim city manager, deputy city manager and economic and community development director. She was instrumental in establishing and perfecting public private partnerships resulting in Greenville’s successful downtown revitalization, city-wide redevelopment, entrepreneurial ecosystem and master planning for commercial corridors.

“Nancy brings a heightened level of expertise and experience to help guide our team and our community as rapidly as possible through recovery and onward to growth,” states Katherine O’Neill, Chief Economic Development Officer for the Spartanburg Chamber’s Economic Futures Group.

The consulting role supports the Spartanburg Chamber’s focus on corporate development, white collar jobs and a vibrant downtown Spartanburg, initially spurred by the OneSpartanburg community and economic development strategy.

Whitworth will provide guidance and support on office product development and multi-family housing strategies, state incentives for corporate headquarters and office product development, and Spartanburg’s Downtown Development Partnership.

“We are thrilled to have a new team member with such a remarkable track record of success,” said Chris Story, City of Spartanburg City Manager. “She will help us capitalize on the next wave of development to broaden prosperity in Spartanburg.”

“Nancy, through her experience and contacts, will bring significant capacity to our corporate recruitment efforts and will enable us to strengthen our partnerships with our economic development allies, particularly the City of Spartanburg,” said Allen Smith, President & CEO of the Spartanburg Chamber.

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