Our Economic Development Team

Greetings from the Director

Thank you for your interest in Berkeley County, the gateway to South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

Our beautiful and quickly-growing county has become a very popular relocation destination for businesses and families alike. In fact, Berkeley County is the fastest-growing county in South Carolina and the 40th fastest-growing county in the entire nation since 2010. Berkeley County’s rich history, friendly people, year-round cultural and recreational opportunities, overall quality of life and having the lowest county government millage rate in the state make Berkeley County a desirable place to work, live and raise a family.

Berkeley County offers abundant opportunities for businesses. Conveniently located, Berkeley County has tremendous access to rail and two major interstates and is just minutes from the Port of Charleston. Along with a well-trained workforce, Berkeley County offers deep water sites for industrial use, diverse structures and plentiful building sites for business and industry.

Berkeley County’s strong, pro-business environment is heavily supported by our County Supervisor Bill Peagler, County Council and countywide elected county officials. Berkeley County is a strong member of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA), a tri-county economic development and marketing organization serving Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties and whose membership include a diverse group of businesses and industries from around the world that proudly call the region their home.

In short, Berkeley County offers an extremely desirable location to start or grow businesses and serves as one of the most competitive areas in the global marketplace.Barry Jurs Signature


About Director Barry Jurs

Berkeley County Economic Development Director Barry Jurs has over 30 years experience in the business and economic development industry.

The former Economic Development Facilities Planner for Santee Cooper, Mr. Jurs has been working with South Carolina’s 46 counties, 20 electric cooperatives, SC Power Team, SC Department of Commerce, SC State Ports Authority, regional alliances and existing industries to promote economic development and job growth in South Carolina. He has been actively engaged in product development, marketing initiatives and prospect development for the location of new industry and expansion of existing industry with Berkeley County being a primary focus. Mr. Jurs is a member of the SC Economic Developers Association and the International Economic Development Council.Mr. Jurs holds a Bachelor of Science from the College of Charleston and is a graduate of the Physician’s Assistant Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  He is active in the community and recently served as the Executive Director of the Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust, Vice-Chairman of the Berkeley Soil & Water Conservation District and serves on the Resources Advisory Committee for the US Forest Service through an appointment by the Secretary of Agriculture for the USDA.

Mr. Jurs is a lifelong resident of Berkeley County and resides with his family in the Macbeth community.


 

Staff

 John Scarborough

Assistant Director for Existing Industries

John ScarboroughA former Berkeley County Economic Development Director, Mr. John Scarborough currently serves as the Assistant Director for Existing Industries. During his 17-year tenure as the county’s Economic Development Director, Mr. Scarborough’s efforts attracted more than $10 billion in direct investment from businesses, which led to the creation of more than 30,000 jobs.

Prior to his service in the Berkeley County Economic Development Office, Mr. Scarborough worked in the banking industry, was a registered stock broker and spent three years working as a senior project manager for the South Carolina Department of Commerce. A lifelong South Carolina resident who grew up in Berkeley County, Mr. Scarborough earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Charleston Southern University.

Hannah Moseley

Public Information Officer

Hannah Moseley is Berkeley County’s Public Information Officer. In this role, Moseley serves as the spokesman for the Economic Development Office, County Government and other departments within the County. She further assists the Economic Development Office with the coordination of project announcements, groundbreakings and grand openings. Raised in South Carolina, a graduate of the University of South Carolina, Moseley is proud to call the Lowcountry home. After 5 years in the news industry, as an anchor and reporter, Hannahtransitioned into the public information sector and was drawn to Berkeley County for its many opportunities and exciting future.

Myra Dix

Administrative Specialist

 Myra DixMrs. Myra Dix serves as the Administrative Specialist in the Economic Development Office. A graduate of Davidson County Community College in North Carolina with a Degree in Paralegal Studies, Mrs. Dix worked in the legal profession for over 25 years before being selected by County Supervisor Bill Peagler to serve in her current position. Born and raised in Thomasville, North Carolina – Mrs. Dix and her family have been Berkeley County residents since 1990.

 

Phillip Habib

Intern
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A lifelong Berkeley County resident, Mr. Phillip Habib currently serves as the Economic Development Office’s Intern. In this role, Mr. Habib has assisted the office with workforce solutions, as well as helping develop the office’s new website. A junior at Wofford College majoring in Economics – Mr. Habib runs a non-profit helping low-income workers and ex-convicts earn a vocational degree, so they can enter the skilled labor workforce.