South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development
Who We Are
The South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED) is a state-wide trade association of nonprofits, community development corporations (CDCs), community development financial institutions (CDFIs), local governments, financial institutions, corporations and other entities working within the state’s economically distressed communities. The SCACED places particular emphasis on promoting development in communities that have been left out of the economic mainstream, especially minority communities.
Our Vision & Mission
We envision a South Carolina where all residents have equal access to resources:
to improve their own quality of life
to enhance the social and economic conditions
to improve public policy decisions that affect their communities
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.