As the former Executive Director of the South Carolina Coordinating Council for Economic Development, Daniel Young has over 30 years of senior level experience in economic development projects including negotiating, siting, developing, and managing incentive and development packages.


Daniel Young has extensive experience in all aspects of economic development projects including negotiating incentive packages, overseeing incentive administration, permitting, and workforce development.

As the Executive Director of the South Carolina Coordinating Council for Economic Development (“CCED”) under three Governors and four Secretaries of Commerce, he was responsible for the State’s discretionary incentive programs. The CCED is Chaired by the Secretary of Commerce and comprised of the heads of eleven state agencies and the Chairs of the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee.

In the final 18 months he led the CCED prior to joining MVA, the State closed on projects totaling $14 billion of new capital investment and 18,000 jobs. He has particular experience in the automotive industry helping secure projects in South Carolina with companies such as BMW, Volvo Car, Scout Motors, Continental Tire, Michelin, Bridgestone, AESC (EV) Energy Storage, and Daimler Vans.

Daniel also led the Prospect Research Group preparing all documents for the state’s industrial prospects. As the Director of Grants Administration (later known as the Business Incentives and Community Development Division) he was charged with leading the State’s U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) program for rural areas, establishing, and directing the State’s Disaster Recovery Office following the flooding from Hurricane Joaquin, and the annual allocation of the Appalachian Regional Commission funds.

Representative Experience

  • The Boeing Company - multiple projects that led to Boeing’s Charleston 787 facility becoming the company’s only commercial aircraft assembly facility outside the Puget Sound region
  • BMW – Numerous expansions including the most recent $1.7 billion/ 400 job facility for EV production. Included in this investment was the first manufacturing facility for BMW North America not located on the Greer, South Carolina, site. Facility located in Woodruff, South Carolina, to package battery cells
  • Scout Motors – a subsidiary of Volkswagen, Scout Motors is investing $2 billion and creating 4,000 jobs in Blythewood, South Carolina, to build electric vehicles
  • AESC Energy Storage - $800 million and 1,200 jobs in Florence, South Carolina, to produce lithium battery cells for BMW
  • Albemarle Lithium Processing -$1.7 and 300 jobs located in Chester County to process lithium for EV batteries
  • Funded site readiness through the CCED’s Rural Infrastructure Fund, which serves the State’s 24 most rural counties, and served as advisor to state’s site readiness fund, LocateSC
  • Served for more than 20 years on the State Technical College Board of Directors



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