The Sandhill Research and Education Center, located on 600 acres of Clemson’s former Agricultural Experiment Station in Columbia, SC, is a new 20,000 square foot facility constructed to house the Clemson University Institute for Economic and Community Development (CUIECD). The purpose of the facility is to provide a conference and training center to provide a forum to promote South Carolina’s transformation from an agriculturally based economy to a twenty-first century viable economy. Today, the focus of the campus is evolving to address modern land use and responsible economic and sustainable development.
Training facilities, including small and large group conference areas, and a treetop level boardroom, are provided to host seminars for training economic development leaders across the state. Sustainable features include day-lighting, natural ventilation, greywater re-use, and vegetative roofing.