USC Upstate: Information Technology, Economic Revitalization, and the Future of Upstate South Carolina

  • David W. Dodd University of South Carolina Upstate
Keywords: Higher Education, Information Technology, Economic Revitalization, Metropolitan Universities


A rapidly changing area of South Carolina presents challenges and opportunities to a rapidly growing metropolitan university serving the region. Multiple and complex collaborative partnerships and innovative, responsive programs demonstrate the interdependent and dynamic relationship between campus and the economic future of the region. In particular, technology proved to be a driving force for many of these partnerships, inspiring the university to develop cutting-edge capacities in order to meet education and workforce needs.