The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), charged with promoting and enhancing the quality of life in Greenville County, South Carolina by facilitating job growth and investment, announced continuing strong job creation and capital investment for 2018 at its Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, May 1st.
The annual luncheon, open to current GADC Investors, designated guests and media invitees, featured a keynote address by Pamela Evette, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, and presentation of the Chairman’s Award to John Moore, CEO of NEXT. The GADC Chairman’s Award is presented annually for significant impact on and contributions to the economic betterment and growth of Greenville County.
Also recognized were outgoing GADC board members, Greenville County Council members, and other officials from across the county and its municipalities. The luncheon was held at The Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville.
John Moore, CEO of NEXT the award-winning organization that builds the entrepreneur ecosystem and supports the high-impact ventures in it — was honored as 2019 recipient of the Chairman’s Award at the annual meeting.
In 2006 while at the Greenville Chamber, Mr. Moore founded NEXT which today supports over 100 early-stage ventures and has created a supporting ecosystem in the Greenville area including three facilities totaling 100,000 square feet of entrepreneur-targeted space, the Upstate Carolina Angel Network, and MIT’s Venture Mentoring Service. Previously John served as the Chamber’s Interim President and CEO in 2003, and co-launched Accelerate!, its strategic effort to boost regional economic performance. John also has held brand management positions with The Coca-Cola Company, Kimberly-Clark, and Zipit Wireless.