In a 21st century version of the University’s original land-grant mission, Clemson faculty are engaging with partners inside and outside higher education to drive economic growth and create jobs, address workforce needs and tackle some of the great challenges of today. Using an approach to education that fosters innovation, Clemson is preparing its graduates to be entrepreneurs in the workplace, and our entrepreneurs are consistently bringing technology and research findings to market.
We have an economic development strategy built on listening to our partners, going to industries instead of making them come to us, and aligning our plans with the state’s economic priorities. Through public/private partnerships we have begun several unique campuses and institutes across the state of South Carolina that support research and economic development efforts.
S.C. county and municipal governments netted an estimated $101.8 million in revenue as a result of the economic activity associated with Clemson.