South Carolina SET

Stronger Economies Together (SET) enables communities and counties in rural America to work together in developing and implementing an economic development blueprint for their multi-county region that strategically builds on the current and emerging economic strengths of that region.

Creating, attracting and retaining jobs as a single rural county, in isolation from other nearby counties, is becoming increasingly ineffective. In today’s global marketplace, economic development progress is more likely to be realized when rural and metro counties work together as a region to assess, design, and implement plans that build on their assets and comparative economic strengths.

Launched in 2010 by USDA Rural Development and the nation’s four Regional Rural Development Centers and their land-grant university partners, the exciting initiative is now in place in nearly 40 regions in 19 states.

SC SET Now Accepting Applications

USDA Rural Development, in conjunction with the Clemson Extension Agribusiness Development Program, and South Carolina State University 1890 Extension are now accepting applications to participate in Phase VI of the  “Stronger Economies Together” (SET) program.  Applications are due April 28, 2016.

For More Information

If you have questions, contact: 

Dr. R. David Lamie, Clemson University,

Charles Artis, South Carolina State 1890 Extension,