R. Carter Smith, CEcD
Director of Special Projects
Mr. Carter Smith is the Executive Vice President for the Economic Futures Group (EFG) of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce Smith. Smith started his current position in 1991. Smith is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) with the International Economic Development Council. In 1988 he served as president of the South Carolina Economic Developers' Association. In 2010 Smith was recognized by the same group as its Local Economic Developer of the Year for South Carolina. In 2014 he was awarded "Upstate Economic Developer of the Year" by the Upstate Alliance for excellence in economic development and playing a leading role in building the Upstate's global competitiveness. Smith has worked on some of the largest and most celebrated economic development projects in South Carolina history including BMW, adidas and Toray.