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BY THE NUMBERS

Chartered by the State of South Carolina in 1983, South Carolina Research Authority is a public, non-profit corporation that fuels South Carolina’s innovation economy.

Economic Impact on the State

SCRA’s impact on the innovation economy of South Carolina.

The innovation economy is defined as an economic environment that facilitates the production of ideas and information.

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Economic Impact on the State

SCRA’s impact on the innovation economy of South Carolina.

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Jobs Supported by SCRA in SC

The number of South Carolina jobs supported through SCRA operations and programs.

Jobs Supported by SCRA in SC

The number of South Carolina jobs supported through SCRA operations and programs.

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SCRA Employment Multiplier

For every 10 jobs supported by SCRA, an additional 15 jobs are created elsewhere, which is a multiplier of 2.5.

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SCRA Employment Multiplier

For every 10 jobs supported by SCRA, an additional 15 jobs are created elsewhere, which is a multiplier of 2.5.

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SUPPORTING ENTREPRENEURS AND ENABLING TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION

HIGH WAGES

$81,422

Average salary of Client Companies employees. The state’s average salary is $41,060. View an interactive map of all companies in the program.

SQUARE FEET

1.3 MILLION

Total square feet of research, lab, collaboration and office space managed by SCRA.

FOLLOW-ON FUNDING

$999 MILLION

Amount of investment capital received by Client Companies after receiving funding from SCRA or SC Launch, Inc. Learn more about our SC Launch Program.

ANNUAL REPORT

Our team works to fuel the innovation economy by accelerating technology-enabled growth in research, academia, entrepreneurship and industry. This annual report outlines our program areas as well as highlights innovation occurring across the state.