The campus of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) was the site for the ribbon-cutting to open the sixth building in the university’s Technology Neighborhood I on One Research Drive.
“It’s an exciting example of what can be done when there is an academia and private sector and public sector partnership that come together for growth and prosperity within this region,” Regional Director of the Economic Development Administration Philip Paradice said.
The four-story building encompasses 83,500 square feet and was designed to provide accommodations for growing companies and jobs in Upstate South Carolina. The building includes space for research and development, high-bay labs and flexible office space built with automotive industry innovators and entrepreneurs in mind.
“This building represents another significant milestone in the development of CU-ICAR,” CU-ICAR Executive Director Fred Cartwright said. “It really epitomizes everything that CU-ICAR is and everything this campus has to offer as a location or collaborative environment for industry and academia. It is also very symbolic of the continued growth in the economy here in the Upstate of South Carolina.”