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Jan 29, 2019 09:09AM ● By Chris Haire
Nominations For The S.C. 25 Fastest Growing Companies Of 2019 Are Now Open: Now in its 18th year, this competition recognizes the achievements of top-performing private and publicly-owned companies that have contributed to South Carolina’s economy through exceptional increases in revenues and employment. The S.C. 25 Fastest Growing Companies was founded as a way to honor the state’s most dynamic businesses and their contributions to our state’s economic vitality.

The S.C. 25 Fastest Growing Companies program, presented by The Capital Corporation and co-sponsored by Integrated Media Publishing (publisher of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, and Charleston Business Magazine), PNC Bank, Keenan Suggs | HUB, and Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, has turned into South Carolina’s most sought-after recognition for rapidly growing companies.

To be eligible for the S.C. 25 Fastest Growing Companies Award, the company must be headquartered in South Carolina, be in business for at least three years, and show revenues of more than $3 million. They are judged on the growth of their income over the last three years and the growth of their employment and pre-taxed income. These measurements portray positive change and true growth in any company without regard to industry and position everyone to vie for a prestigious spot among South Carolina's Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies.

For more information regarding South Carolina Business Awards and to nominate a company, please visit

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Ed Driggers
City of Greer
City Administrator

Ed Driggers has served as city administrator for the City of Greer since June of 2000, managing an annual operating budget and special funds in excess of $30 million and more than 300 full-time and part-time employees.

Working with City Council and the employees of Team Greer, Driggers is guiding the City of Greer through a period of unprecedented growth. Greer continues to be recognized as one of the fastest growing cities in South Carolina. In addition to leading the City of Greer, Driggers is active in community organizations, serving on several boards and committees, and is active in his church.

Driggers is recognized as a credentialed manager by the International City and County Management Association and is a member of the ICMA Executive Board, serving as a vice president for the 11-state Southeast Region. He was appointed by the S.C. General Assembly in 2018 to the Winthrop University Board of Trustees.