Tuesday, July 31, 2012

VIDEO: Get Your Knowledge Economy Fix

At EngenuitySC, we do economic development a little bit differently. With the help of member companies from our cluster companies, we use innovation and imagination to connect business, academia, and the public sector to grow the knowledge economy in the Midlands of South Carolina.

But what is an economic cluster? How does it affect me? Why do they matter? Great questions! We want everyone to know just exactly what it is that we do at EngenuitySC, how we do it, and how our member companies contribute to the growth of them. 

So we’re going back to the basics and partnering with CityTV to launch our new video series “Knowledge Economy 101”. In each episode, we’ll hear from executives from member institutions of each cluster to get their answers to those questions. Learn how we’re leverage world-class research, building the world’s most talented workforce, cultivating an entrepreneurial environment, and enhancing Columbia’s competitive advantage (sound familiar?) to cultivate our region’s prosperity and job growth opportunities. 

Ready to dive in? We kicked off the first segment of our series, featuring Steve Byrne, Chief Operating Officer at SCE&G and Co-Chair for NuHub, an initiative by EngenuitySC to build on the Midlands' nuclear rennaissaince, and Dr. Barrie Kirk, Vice President for Continuing Education & Economic Development at Midlands Technical College. They’ll talk job growth and opportunities in nuclear energy in the Midlands of South Carolina, tell you about EngenuitySC’s latest initiative NuHub, and share a bit about how each of their organizations are driving initiatives of the nuclear renaissance in South Carolina.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Help Make "The Gamecock Mixtape" Happen

Remember those guys from last fall who made that Spurrier Rap video? Then the videos for our Ignite 2011 celebration with our co-chairs (President Pastides and Mayor Steve Benjamin)? Oh right, and then the South Carolina Rap?

They're back again.

Dinobrite Productions is asking for donations to their latest project the "The Gamecock Mixtape." Help make this album happen by donating to their Kickstarter now!