Innovation thrives in communities that recognize the importance of new ideas and advancing technologies. These partners in and around Rock Hill have dedicated their time, resources, and expertise to create an environment where innovation is encouraged and no idea is too big.

City of Rock Hill

Rock Hill, South Carolina is a business-savvy blend of historic charm and responsibly implemented expansion. The city is located in the north-central area of South Carolina approximately 20 miles south of Charlotte, NC along the I-77 corridor. Rock Hill is a growing community of 73,000 residents, and the City encompasses over 36 square miles. Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, SC and the only major South Carolina city in the Charlotte area. 

South Carolina Department of Commerce

From assisting with the location of new sites and buildings to offering grants for community development and infrastructure improvement, the South Carolina Department of Commerce helps new and existing businesses grow. SC Commerce promotes economic opportunity for individuals and businesses through initiatives like workforce training.

Winthrop University

Winthrop is a public, comprehensive university that is committed to be among the very best institutions of our kind in the nation. Through an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness and civic engagement, Winthrop helps students develop knowledge, skills, and values to enrich their lives and prepare them for all the future holds.

York Technical College

York Technical College, a member of the South Carolina Technical and Comprehensive Education System, is a public, two-year institution of higher education that offers a variety of associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Through maximizing student success, the College seeks to contribute to the economic growth and development of York, Lancaster, and Chester counties.

3D Systems

With their headquarters in Rock Hill, 3D Systems is a leader in 3D printing technology and innovation. To encourage innovative growth in the Rock Hill area, 3D Systems donated several FabPro(tm) 1000 printers to the various innovation spaces in the city. The FabPro 1000 is ideal for entry-level industrial 3D printing and fits easily on a desk or tabletop.


3D Systems also offers on-demand manufacturing for larger projects. With advanced hardware, software and materials as well as on demand manufacturing services and a global team of experts, they transform businesses by manufacturing innovation. 

Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation

The Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation (RHEDC) is a non-profit organization committed to representing the business, educational, and community interests of the city while promoting jobs and supporting economic growth.

Technology Incubator @ Knowledge Park

The Technology Incubator @ Knowledge Park assists in the successful launching of innovative technology companies to create knowledgeable worker jobs in the community.

York County Economic Development 

The York County Economic Development Department serves all citizens of York County by leading and coordinating economic development activities resulting in increased county tax base, addition of diverse job opportunities and assistance with commercial and industrial development leading to higher per capita income and a better quality of life.


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