Barry Jurs worked for Santee Cooper from 2008 to 2015 as an Economic Development Facilities Planner and returned in 2021 for his current role as Economic Development Specialist III. He is responsible for promoting economic development in South Carolina by working with Santee Cooper’s direct serve counties and cities, including Horry and Georgetown counties, the City of Georgetown, and the ten member cities of the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency. Barry also handles product development and management of Santee Cooper industrial properties and assists Santee Cooper’s direct-serve partners in product development efforts.
Prior to returning to Santee Cooper, Barry spent six years as the Economic Development Director for Berkeley County. During his tenure, he and his team engaged with companies worldwide, bringing over $4 billion of capital investment to the county and creating over 10,000 job opportunities through the location of new industries and the expansion of existing corporate businesses.
Barry holds a Bachelor of Science from the College of Charleston and is a graduate of the Physician Assistant Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is a member of the SC Economic Developers Association and a life-long resident of Berkeley County, where he resides in the Macbeth community.