Minority & Women-Owned Business Spotlight

The M&WBE Spotlight Program was created to recognize local entrepreneurs who are vital to the City of Charleston’s economic growth and award them for their achievements in developing both their businesses and supporting their communities.
Eligible businesses must be registered with the City of Charleston’s M&WBE Program to be nominated.

Nominate your business here: M&WBE Spotlight Nomination Form

The City of Charleston is honored to Spotlight Edna's LowCountry as our September 2020 Business Spotlight.

  1. Ruth Jordan

    Minority Business Enterprise Manager
    Phone: 843-724-7434

Ednas LowCountry Bio Photo

Edna's LowCountry

Edna’s LowCountry has been in business since 1910. Jonzetta’s grandfather, Walter Wright Sr, began by selling fruits and vegetables along with his mother and 2 brothers. In the late 1960s, her mother, Edna, took on the business with the help of her 4 small children, Charles, Anthony, Benjamin, and Jonzetta. 

We are a family-owned and operated business specializing in hand-mixed spices, rice and bean mixtures, hot sauces, cookbooks and other food products specific to the Charleston area. 

Our mission is to give our customers a "Taste of Charleston" by providing delicious, travel-friendly food products while inspiring other entrepreneurs starting out to NEVER GIVE UP. 

What's one valuable lesson you've learned that you would share with other business owners?

If we could only share one thing, it would be the value of preparation, perseverance and adaptability. Over the years we've faced many challenges, including the off-season and most recently the City Market being closed due to Covid-19. Despite these challenges, our business has been able to sustain.

Read more about this month’s M&WBE Spotlight here!

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