7 Year Anniversary


On September 22, 2011, New Carolina celebrated seven years of the competitiveness initiative in South Carolina.

Harvard professor and internationally lauded economic development guru Michael Porter gave the keynote address, applauding South Carolina’s progress toward strengthening its knowledge economy. Along with Porter’s speech, the New Carolina event included presentations from 11 cluster champions and a panel discussion on the future of South Carolina featuring Porter, Ed Sellers, Darla Moore, and Bill Mohoney.

Click on the images below to view the event's keynote address, cluster presentations and panel discussion.

Keynote Address

The New Carolina Initiative

Michael Porter
Professor, Harvard University

South Carolina Achievements

Accomplishments Since Dr. Porter's December, 2003 Speech

Cluster Champions


Wayne Roper
President, SCBIO

Charleston Clusters

David Ginn
President & CEO, Charleston Regional Development Alliance


Robert Prioleau
Partner, Blue Ion

Education & Workforce

Don Herriott
Director of Innovista Partnerships, USC


Lee Stogner
Chair, SC Engineering Center


Gary Powers
Director of Economic Development Initiatives, CTC Public Benefits Corp.

Midlands Clusters

Neil McLean
Executive Director, Engenuity SC


Mark Fecteau
Director, Strategic Planning, Westinghouse Nuclear


Chantal Fryer
Manager, Recycling Market Development


Chad Prosser
Former Director, SC Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Tourism

Transportation Distribution Logistics

Deepal Eliatamby
President, Alliance Consulting Engineers


Panel Discussion

New Carolina 7 Year Anniversary Panel Discussion on Vimeo.

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