U.S. Commerce selects Clemson to foster state’s economic growth

By Peter Kent

State and local governments will benefit from Clemson economists’ expertise under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Clemson was selected to enhance South Carolina’s capacity to attract and grow high-skilled, high-wage employment opportunities.

As the Economic Development Administration University Center for the state, Clemson experts will provide research and technical assistance to community leaders to help develop industry clusters, promote business development and prepare workers for the knowledge-based economy.

The center is funded by a three-year grant and will be administered by the Regional Economic Development Research Laboratory and the Institute for Economic and Community Development. Co-directors are economists David Barkley and Mark Henry.

For more information: David Barkley, 864-656-5797, dbrkly@clemson.edu, or Mark Henry, 864-656-5774, mhenry@clemson.edu.