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January 15, 2022

Orangeburg Regional Innovation Center ready to serve entrepreneurs

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. — Thanks to a $225,000 grant from the South Carolina Department of Commerce, there’s a new resource available in Orangeburg County. The Orangeburg Regional Innovation Center offers office space and training for entrepreneurs.

“We think it’s gonna be able to help Orangeburg attract new business. We think it’s gonna be able to help individuals who have good ideas and wanna be entrepreneurs,” said Orangeburg Chamber of Commerce president James McQuilla.

Leaders celebrated the opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 20. The Innovation Center is established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and it serves as an economic development collaboration between SC State, Claflin, OC Tech and other community partners.

The center will give entrepreneurs the option to go through a two year program where they will learn how to run and develop a business through one-on-one consulting.

Orangeburg Regional Innovation Center

Orangeburg Regional Innovation Center