Megan Anderson

Megan Anderson

Director of Global Business Development

Charleston Regional Development Alliance

Charleston, SC USA

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Megan Anderson


My road in life has been direct.
I grew up in Six Mile, a very small town in South Carolina, but was always very interested in traveling and learning about what was going on in the world beyond my hometown.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in marketing with a specialization in international business from the University of South Carolina.
My degree landed me in economic development, which is great because I get to utilize my skills and knowledge while traveling and seeing the world.
While working for the South Carolina Department of Commerce, I went back to school for my MBA with a concentration in international business.
I now work for Charleston Regional Development Alliance, where I get to travel and work with companies from around the world while also helping to boost and diversify our economy here.
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Director of Global Business Development

I help companies from around the world establish a footprint in the Charleston region.

Career Roadmap

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Working with Others

Day to Day

I work with companies from all over the world that are interested in establishing or expanding a physical footprint in the Charleston region. This involves recruitment as well as acting as a liaison through the process. In a typical day I might meet with a Dutch company, do a planning session for an international marketing trip, follow up on prospective companies, run data analytics, and host a visiting company for dinner. My job is to be a constant resource for each company we work with.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

As you begin to look at what's next after graduation, work on your networking skills and really hone your ability to build and maintain relationships. My network has been such a key to my success, especially at times that I was taking a new step. Don't be afraid to reach out to people on LinkedIn to ask for more information or advice.

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