Dan Ballou becomes chairman of Rock Hill Entrepreneurship Committee

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Dan Ballou, a partner with Morton & Gettys law firm, is the new chairman of the Entrepreneurship Committee of the Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation (RHEDC) board.

The RHEDC is a non-profit organization committed to representing the business, educational, and community interests of the city. Its principal objective is to benefit Rock Hill economically by fostering increased employment opportunities. By expanding business and industry, it aims to reduce the burdens of government and improve the quality of life for citizens.

RHEDC supports local entrepreneurs to create businesses that have the potential to grow jobs and income in all of York County.

Dan replaces Robert Alexander of Coroplast Tape Corporation as chair of the committee.

His service on the board of RHEDC is one of many ways Dan has been involved in the community. His volunteer work reaches across a broad spectrum of organizations, from the United Way of York County to numerous school improvement councils and the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Liberty Fellowship Class of 2012.

Economic development also relates to his practice at Morton & Gettys. Aside from being a seasoned litigator, he helps companies interested in building or expanding in the Central Upstate obtain the approvals they need to move their projects forward, and has worked with clients on a variety of land use and zoning matters. He has also assisted businesses seeking economic development incentives from state and local government.

Dan received his bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University in 1987, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1991.