Clemson, Aiken partner for economic booster effort

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson University is partnering with Aiken to show how innovative technologies can boost the economy of small cities.

Representatives are scheduled to give details Friday of the new Urban Ecology Center at the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce "First Friday Means Business" breakfast.

More than 100 Aiken-area business leaders are expected to attend to hear comments by Gene Eidson, director of Clemson University's Institute of Computational Ecology and head of the new center.

Part of the center's mission is the promotion of an urban "live, work and learn" lifestyle. Organizers also say they will help Aiken develop an urban technology corridor.

Aside from Clemson and the Chamber, other partners in the effort include the City of Aiken, Aiken County, the University of South Carolina-Aiken and Aiken Technical College.

(Copyright 2013. The Associated Press.)

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