Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is the SC Department of Commerce Research Director, who manages a team of researchers and analysts that supports the mission of SC Commerce as the leading economic development agency of the state.

An experienced research professional, he brings a wealth of management and research skills to the agency, which will be instrumental in supporting the state’s ongoing industry recruitment efforts. He has a background in research and data in commercial real estate.

Ben serves as a board member of the SC Logistics Council, the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator, and was the author of the most recent South Carolina Innovation Plan.