The Economic Futures Group, a division of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, has launched a corporate development strategy and named Jansen Tidmore as executive vice president of corporate and urban development.
While the Economic Futures Group has represented nearly $5 billion in investment since 2013, the OneSpartanburg community and economic development strategy identified the need to grow and diversify Spartanburg’s economy through its strengths by positioning Spartanburg County to attract and retain higher-wage jobs, according to a news release.
The group and OneSpartanburg hired national economic development strategists Avalanche Consulting to develop a comprehensive corporate development strategic plan. The plan identifies target audience opportunities and provides a performance scorecard and year-by-year actions to increase the competitiveness and marketability of Spartanburg County “as a premier destination for corporate-related business,” the release said.
Tidmore currently serves as executive vice president of the Downtown Development Partnership and will expand his scope to serve as the lead for the new countywide corporate recruitment action plan, while continuing to manage economic development efforts in Downtown Spartanburg in conjunction with public and private sector allies.
“Jansen’s immediate experience with managing Spartanburg’s downtown economic development efforts through the Downtown Development Partnership will enable him to successfully execute the corporate development strategic plan and deliver on the performance metrics crucial to the success of the entire county,” said Allen Smith, president and CEO of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, in the release.