Director of Global Business Development
Nelson Lindsay joined the SC Department of Commerce as the director of Global Business Development in 2015. Nelson is responsible for all project management activity, the recruitment of new industry to South Carolina and working with existing industry to assist in their growth.
A South Carolina Certified Economic Developer, Nelson most recently served as Richland County’s first director of Economic Development, where he worked to recruit new industry to the community and assist existing industry with expansions. Prior to this appointment, Nelson served as the director of economic development for Kershaw County for more than 14 years.
Nelson 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. Nelson is married and has three children.