Latest Brookings report spotlights upstate South Carolina’s automotive cluster

A new report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program cites the upstate of South Carolina and the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) as a model of cluster-based economic development. The report, “Rethinking Cluster Initiatives,” explores the concept of industry clusters — groups of firms that gain a competitive advantage through local proximity and interdependence — and offers guidance for metropolitan leaders considering investments in cluster initiatives. The Greenville region is one of five programs cited. Click here to learn more.

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