Office of Economic Development
Growing South Carolina’s economy is in Clemson's DNA ...
It was a primary focus of Thomas Green Clemson, who founded the University in the 19th century. Today, his vision drives our education, research and technology transfer programs that support current industries and create new ones - including agribusiness, advanced materials, automotive engineering, biotechnology and energy systems. The heart of our strategy is listening to our partners, going to industries instead of making them come to us, and aligning our plans with the state’s economic priorities.
Enabled by a unique business model, the Office of Economic Development leverages university-industry relationships through Enterprise Campuses around the state. Faculty engage partners inside and outside higher education to tackle some of the great challenges of our time, and their collaborative research has distinguished the University as a leader in commercially relevant research and engaged educational experiences. Alongside research faculty, undergraduate and graduate students participate in innovative projects that prepare them to become entrepreneurs who can meet the skilled workforce demands of South Carolina’s advanced technology industries.
The Office of Economic Development creates public-private partnerships that build a sustainable future through engaged education, collaborative research, strategic partnerships, workforce development, and the acceleration of new technologies to market. Together with Clemson’s Office of Research, Office of Technology Transfer, and Public Services and Agriculture research, extension and regulatory programs, we fulfill the university’s land grant mission.
Office of Vice President for Economic Development
130 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, SC 29634