Nelson Mullins’ George Wolfe honored with development award

The South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA) has honored Columbia partner George Wolfe with SCEDA’s Ally Award. The organization recognized him as a private sector individual “who assists state and local developers in South Carolina and has gone above and beyond to enhance their community or state.” Wolfe is only the fifth recipient to receive the award since its inception in 2005, and the first since 2010.

Wolfe advises clients in the areas of economic development and governmental law. His practice is focused on representing foreign and domestic companies establishing or expanding operations in South Carolina. He has represented companies establishing or expanding operations in the state from around the United States and from many other countries around the world, including China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

“Often in economic development, the most impactful people are the ones working diligently behind the scenes to make things happen,” said SCEDA President Andrena Powell-Baker, SCCED. “It is our distinct honor to recognize George, our friend and colleague, for his many selfless contributions to our industry and, to a larger degree, our state.”

Wolfe co-chairs Nelson Mullins’ Economic Development Practice Group. He is also a former SCEDA president and presently serves in leadership positions for a variety of development-related organizations, including the S.C. Council on Competitiveness and the Columbia World Affairs Council. Wolfe has been active over the years in the development of laws and policies to promote economic development in South Carolina and has participated in drafting and amending many of South Carolina’s tax and incentive laws.


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