Nelson Lindsay, who served as Kershaw County’s director of economic development for 14 years, is now working for the S.C. Department of Commerce. Lindsay joined the agency Oct. 20 as its director of global business development.
According to a Commerce press release, Lindsay will be responsible for all project management activity and for the recruitment of new industry to South Carolina. He will also work with existing industry to further assist in their growth.
A South Carolina certified economic developer, Lindsay most recently served as Richland County’s first director of economic development. In this capacity, he worked to recruit new industry to the community as well as assist existing industry with expansions.
Lindsay holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Wofford College, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of South Carolina. He is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.
He is married with three children.