David Swenson serves as director for York County Economic Development where he leads the business recruiting, existing industry and targeted marketing efforts for York County, SC. David works directly with the York County Council, the York County Economic Development Board, local governments within York County, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and other state agencies, local businesses, utility providers and the general public. David is very engaged in international and domestic marketing and business development efforts with a strategic focus on assisting site location consultants, manufacturers of transportation equipment, aerospace products, advanced materials, machine manufacturers as well as warehouse and distribution companies, corporate headquarters and back office operations.
David joined York County Economic Development in 2014 after spending close to eight years leading the Charlotte Regional Partnership’s business development and marketing efforts for the 16 county region. Prior to his time in Charlotte, David spent 11 years in local and regional economic development in the Southeast and in site location consulting at Fluor Daniel Corporation.
David holds professional memberships in the South Carolina Economic Developers Association, the Southern Economic Development Council and the International Economic Development Council.
David holds an Master of Science degree in economic development from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Bachelor of Science degree in economic geography from the University of North Dakota. David is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and earned his Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).