Fuel South Carolina’s innovation economy by accelerating technology-enabled growth of academia, entrepreneurship, and industry.


SCRA will be the leading catalyst in making South Carolina the first choice for technology-focused industry, entrepreneurs, and academics.


  • Integrity – We demonstrate honesty, transparency, and fairness in every decision and action.
  • Respect and Trust – We treat each other with dignity.
  • Stewardship – We use our resources responsibly.
  • Courage – We manage risks and do what is right, even in the face of personal or professional adversity.
  • Innovation – We apply creativity and resourcefulness to the challenges we face.
  • Collaboration – We foster a culture of inclusion.



SCRA Created by State Legislature

Chartered by South Carolina with a one-time allocation of $500,000 and 1,400 acres of undeveloped land.


ATI is Created as an Affiliate 

To ensure SCRA is self-sustaining, a government contracting affiliate is created.


SC Launch & Innovation Centers Established 

Funded by sources such as contributions to the Industry Partnership Fund, the SC Launch Program and Innovation Centers were created across the state.


SCRA & ATI Realignment

In order to maintain a laser-like focus on the mission of each organization, SCRA and its affiliate, ATI, separated operations at the end of Fiscal Year 2016.

SCRA is a public, non-profit corporation chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina.