David King, a founding member of the Central Carolina Economic Development Alliance (Central SC Alliance), has joined the AmLaw 200 and NLJ 500 multidisciplinary law firm of Adams and Reese LLP as a Senior Policy and Global Economic Development Advisor, adding depth to the firm’s Intersection of Business and Government Practice Group.
A professional economic developer of 30-plus years, King will work out of the firm’s Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina office and advise clients on corporate site selection with a focus on foreign direct investment across the firm's national footprint.
“I look forward to continuing my career at Adams and Reese, joining a professional team of experienced attorneys and staff. The firm has a long and successful history of being at the forefront of economic development by partnering with business and industry. King said. “I am excited about utilizing my global economic development experience through established relationships with C-Suite executives within business and industry trade associations by continuing to build and form successful partnerships.”
Throughout his 28-year career with CSCA, King was an integral member of the team that launched the first full-service, regional economic development organization in the state that led to $18 billion in capital investment and 80,000 new jobs announced, cultivating economic advancement and enrichment in the Central South Carolina region. King has an extensive global network along with many years of working with state, local, national and international elected officials and staff.
In the community, King is a past board member and economic development committee member of SCBIO. He is a member of the South Carolina Economic Developers Association and Industrial Asset Management Council. He has volunteered to support numerous community and state organizations and served two terms on the board of directors for a hospital foundation. Further, he served several years on a statewide junior golf foundation board of directors.
King is a 1984 graduate of Francis Marion University. He also is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.