The Center for Cooperative and Enterprise Development represents a collaborative effort between Clemson University Cooperative Extension, South Carolina State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA), and Matson Consulting.
Clemson’s Agribusiness Team provides technical assistance, education, and resources to entrepreneurs, business owners, individuals, and others across the state of South Carolina.
- Steve Richards, SCCCED Director
Matson Consulting, an agribusiness consulting firm located in South Carolina that has an extensive nationwide history in cooperative and group development for twenty years.
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture’s (SCDA) Agribusiness Center for Research and Entrepreneurship (ACRE) provides business development assistance to entrepreneurs within the agricultural industry across the state.
SC State SBDC serves several rural counties of severe need in eastern South Carolina, including Bamberg and Barnwell counties, both of which have been designated as Promise Zones.
Funding for this Center has been provided by USDA Rural Development Cooperative Services through their Rural Cooperative Development Grant.