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South Carolina

In 2017, South Carolina-based federal agencies and laboratories received a federal R&D investment of $504 million. They leveraged that investment via their technology transfer efforts to address societal needs, promote economic development and growth, and enhance U.S. competitiveness. From defense to life sciences to energy to agriculture, South Carolina-based federal agencies and labs are meeting the technology transfer mission envisioned by Congress.

Connect with South Carolina's Labs

To learn more about, and connect with, South Carolina‚Äôs FLC member laboratories, visit the FLC Business. The web-based, searchable database displays laboratory profiles with information such as contacts, areas of expertise, laboratory history, website links, and more.

Federal Obligations for R&D in South Carolina, 2017 ($ thousands)
All agencies 504,736
Department of Agriculture 27,094
Department of Commerce 14,454
Department of Defense 151,466
Department of Energy 51,220
Department of Health and Human Services 184,878
Department of Homeland Security 15,521
Department of the Interior 2,608
Department of Transportation 3,078
Environmental Protection Agency 327
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 5,789
National Science Foundation 48,300

Source: NSF Science and Engineering Profiles