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David Swenson, CEcD
Executive Director

David Swenson serves as Director for the York County Economic Development where he leads the business recruiting, existing industry and targeted marketing efforts for York County, SC.  

As Director, Swenson works directly with the York County Council, the York County Economic Development Board, local governments within York County, the SC Department of Commerce and other state agencies, local businesses, utility providers and the general public.  He 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 and corporate headquarters and back office operations.

Swenson 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 he spent 11 years in local and regional economic development in the Southeast and in site location consulting at Fluor Daniel Corporation.

Swenson holds an M.S. degree in economic development from the University of Southern Mississippi and a B.S. degree in economic geography from the University of North Dakota. He is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and earned his Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) credentials in 2006.  He holds professional memberships in the South Carolina Economic Developers Association, the Southern Economic Development Council, and the International Economic Development Council.  He is also on the Board of Directors for the Charlotte Regional Partnership and the South Carolina I-77 Alliance.


Jason Flora, AICP
Project Manager

Jason is Project Manager for York County Economic Development and works alongside the Director to recruit new business investment to York County.  As Project Manager, Jason is responsible for managing leads, facilitating prospect visits and showcasing the business advantages of York County.  In addition to business recruitment, Jason works with local stakeholders to develop new property for industrial development and encourages economic growth throughout the County.

Prior to joining the economic development office as Marketing Specialist in 2012, Jason worked as a Project Planner and marketing consultant for a national architectural, engineering and planning firm. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ball State University.  Jason completed IEDC Basic Economic Development courses at Georgia Tech University.  He is a member of the American Planning Association and certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Caroline Floyd
Marketing Director 

Caroline is responsible for directing all marketing activities that support economic development in York County. In this role, Caroline develops and implements public awareness programs, marketing campaigns, and other promotional tools necessary to support economic development. She assists the Executive Director and Project Manager in the research and preparation of information requests as well as helping to coordinate development activities with state and regional partners, utility providers and real estate professionals. 

A native of York County, Caroline’s background includes over 16 years of experience in marketing, communications and public relations for three top regional and national commercial construction firms. Her career has been focused mainly around communications, with successful outcomes ranging from publication design and event planning, to cultivating branding efforts and overall awareness. 
Caroline is a 1998 graduate of Newberry College located in Newberry, South Carolina. She holds a B.A. in Mass Communications and serves as the York County Economic Development representative for York County, South Carolina Public Relations Council. In addition, she has completed IEDC Basic Economic Development Courses at Georgia Tech University. 


Teresa Curtice
Business Retention Manager

Teresa is the Existing Industry Coordinator for York County Economic Development and is dedicated to serving the retention and expansion needs of local businesses. Teresa travels throughout York County meeting with local industries to promote technical and workforce resources offered by the County and State of South Carolina. Teresa’s relationships provide business leaders with a forum to share concerns and to help resolve issues that may hinder a company’s plan for growth.  Teresa represents small businesses, local industry and entrepreneurial initiatives at various community events and throughout the State of South Carolina.

Teresa joined York County Economic Development in 1987 where she has served on the Catawba Regional Workforce Development Board, the Rock Hill School District’s Applied Technology Centers Advisory Board for the Logistics and Warehouse Program, and the South Carolina Work Ready Communities initiative. Teresa helped to establish the York County Safety Council which is now represented by more than 50 local companies and the York County Human Resource Roundtables. She completed IEDC Basic Economic Development courses at Georgia Tech University.




Barbara Mayes
Administrative Assistant

Barbara is Administrative Assistant for York County Economic Development and is responsible for managing the daily operations of the economic development office.  In addition to overseeing daily activities, Barbara is responsible for coordinating board and committee meetings, special events, travel arrangements and administering budgeting and purchasing for the department.

Barbara joined the York County Economic Development office in 1999. Prior to working for York County Barbara was a teacher at Rock Hill Christian Academy for 12 years.