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Office of Economic Engagement

  • SC Statehouse

Government and Economic Development

The Office of Economic Engagement is a collaborative partner bringing the needs of government, industry and future workforce together to create economic growth and job opportunities.

What You Get

Columbia SC

Access to Columbia's Innovation District (Innovista)

More than 500 acres that include offices, laboratories and communities focused on technology, innovation, entrepreneurship and the creation of startup companies.

students doing research

Work with Students

Undergraduate and graduate internships and research opportunities are available that result in more high-performing individuals entering the work force.

Access to:

  • Innovista Research District
  • The University of South Carolina’s 16 schools and eight system campuses located throughout South Carolina
  • University Research District facilities, including Horizon I, Discovery I and the Public Health Research Center
  • Leasable wet lab space at IdeaLabs



  • Department of Energy
  • NASA Langley
  • SC Aerospace Task Force
  • SC Council on Competitiveness
  • SC Department of Commerce
  • US Army National Guard
  • US Council of Competitiveness
  • US Department of Commerce
  • US Navy

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.