Columbia hires Economic Development Director

Wayne Gregory, Jr.

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH)- Columbia leaders hired a new Economic Development Director.

Wayne Gregory, Jr. will be the City's Economic Development Director starting on September 3, when he officially begins the job. Gregory will work directly with Wilson to improve and streamline the way the city's streamline business processes.

Gregory comes to Columbia most recently from Georgetown County, SC.

He holds degrees in Government and Political Science, along with a master's in Public Administration from Clemson. Gregory has worked with partners ranging from Caterpillar to Sara Lee bringing over $750 Million in investment and 3,000+ jobs to South Carolina.

Gregory is replacing Jim Gambrell, who retired from the City last year.