Contact

Union County Development Board
207 South Herndon Street
Union, SC 29379
Phone: 864.319.1097
Fax: 864.319.1099
info@UnionDevelopmentBoard.com

Kathy Jo Lancaster, Executive Director klancaster@uniondevelopmentboard.com

Dolton Williams, Administrative and Marketing Assistant dwilliams@uniondevelopmentboard.com

Union County Development Board

Since its inception in 1982, the Union County Development Board (UCDB) has successfully served Union County through the primary purpose of recruiting new industry, retaining existing industry, and creating new jobs and capital investment. In July of 2009, a new structure was approved marking a dramatic shift in the makeup of the UCDB to serve the county moving forward.

About the Union County About Us Development Board

Today, we are an energized, progressive team of leaders with diverse backgrounds and expertise in practical areas that positively impact economic development and growth. These areas include: public utilities, private utilities, industry, secondary education, post- secondary education, healthcare, finance and other professional occupations that impact industry recruitment and retention. While new industry recruitment is a primary goal, overall, the UCDB is the driving force for responsible growth across the county in all areas of economic development. We boast strong relationships—locally, regionally, and at the state level—that give us a strong competitive advantage as we position our varied strengths and attributes moving forward, both internally and externally.

Monthly meetings are scheduled for the 1st Tuesday of each month at 4pm. We are located in the heart of the City of Union at 207 South Herndon Street.

UCDB Mission

The objective of the Union County Development Board is to promote sustainable economic growth and quality of life by: 1) recruiting targeted industries, 2) putting into place support mechanisms for retaining existing industry, 3) encouraging diverse business growth, and 4) improve internal and external communications.

The UCDB Board of Directors

Diverse Leaders. One Common Goal.

Board Member Photo Andrena Powell-Baker, Interim Chair/Private Utilities Senior Manager,Community Relations and Development

Lockhart Power 420 River Street Lockhart, SC 29364 864- 545-2211 Term Expires: 06/30/19

Board Member Photo Kathy Jo Lancaster, Executive Director Executive Director

Union County Development Board 207 South Herndon Street Union, SC 29379 864.319.1097

Board Member Photo Dolton Williams, Administrative and Marketing Assistant Administrative and Marketing Assistant

Union County Development Board 207 South Herndon Street Union, SC 29379 864.319.1097

Board Member Photo Joe F. Nichols, Public Utilities Utilities Director

City of Union Utilities P. O. Box 987 Union, SC 29379 864.429.1721 Term expires 6/30/19

Board Member Photo Dr. John Catalano, Higher Education USCU Campus Dean

University of South Carolina Union 309 East Academy Street Union, SC 29379 (864)-424-8019 Term Expires 6/30/21

Board Member Photo Dr. BIll Roach, Ex-Officio Union County Schools Superintendent

Union County School District P. O. Box 907 Union, SC 29379 864.429.1740 Term expires 6/30/20

Board Member Photo Ray Switzer, Higher Education Vice President, Business Affairs, Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg Community College PO Box 4386 Spartanburg, SC 29305 (864) 592-4610 Term Expires: 06/30/21

Board Member Photo Paul R Newhouse, Healthcare Chief Executive Officer

Union Medical Center 322 West South Street  Union, SC 29379 864-301-2595 Term expires 6/30/20

Board Member Photo William D. All II, Legal Attorney at Law

All & Frost, LLC 716 W. Main St. Union, SC 29379 864-427-9700 Term expires 6/30/20

Board Member Photo Steven Aldrich, Existing Industry Over 50 Employees Director, Manufacturing Operations

CSL Plasma 155 Medical Sciences Dr. Union SC, 29379 864-427-6293 Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Board Member Photo Katherine Pendergrass, Industry Recruitment/Retention Union County Workforce Development Director

103 W. Main Street Union, SC. 29379 864-427-4119 (office) 864-680-0555 (mobile) Term Expires: 6/30/2021

Board Member Photo Jeff Humphries, At Large Member V.P. Engineering Services

Broad River Electric Cooperative Inc. 811 Hamrick St P.O. Box 2269 Gaffney S.C. 29342 Office: 864-206-7130 Mobile: 864-219-0285 Term Expires: 6/30/20

Board Member Photo Thomas Hobbs, Existing Industry Over 50 Employees Human Resources Manager

STANDARD TEXTILE 100 High Point Dr. I Union, SC 29379 I standardtextile.com Phone: (864)427-4601 x 7717 Fax: (513)679-3522 Term Expires: 6/30/2021