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Whitworth, Nancy

Whitworth, Nancy

Position
Economic Development Director, City of Greenville

Contact
Phone: 864-467-4402
Email: nwhitworth@greenvillesc.gov

Nancy is the deputy city manager and director of economic development for the City of Greenville. In addition to her role as deputy, she is responsible for commercial and neighborhood revitalization, downtown development, business recruitment and retention, planning and building codes. A native South Carolinian, she has been in Greenville for over thirty years and has led Greenville's transformation. Nancy has served as an expert panelist and lecturer throughout the country, advising communities on downtown revitalization, strategic planning and public/private partnerships. She has authored articles on Greenville’s award winning downtown and meets frequently with other cities to share Greenville’s success story. She received MS and BA degrees from Clemson University. She is a member of the American Institute for Certified Planners, the International Council of Shopping Centers, CREW and Urban Land Institute. Nancy is also a member of the boards of the Community Foundation of Greenville, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, The Innovate Fund and Clemson University Advancement Board for Real Estate Development. She has been recognized for her vision and leadership in economic and community development.