Planning, Development and Preservation

Faculty Bio

Whitworth, Nancy

Economic Development Director, City of Greenville

Phone: 864-467-4402

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 zoning and building codes. A native South Carolinian, she has been in Greenville for over thirty years and has been fortunate to participate in 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 Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Clemson University. She is a member of the American Institute for Certified Planners, the International Council of Shopping Centers and Urban Land Institute. Nancy is also a member of The University Center of Greenville, Inc., Board of Trustees, Greenville Professional Women’s Forum, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Upstate and Clemson University Advancement Board for Real Estate Development.. She has been recognized as Greenville Magazine Business Person of the Year, recipient of the March of Dimes Real Estate Award for work in economic development, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce Buck Mickel community leadership award, the Leadership Greenville Distinguished Alumnae Award and Award from Greenville Area Development Corporation for community vision and leadership.