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SCRA Efforts Grow High-Impact Companies

According to a recent Upstate Business Journal article, SCRA Spotlights Spartanburg.

Last week SCRA Technology Ventures presented two Spartanburg leaders with Knowledge Economist awards and held their first-ever off-site board meeting in the city. The two actions indicated the group’s positive stance on Spartanburg’s contributions to the state’s tech economy.

SCRA is mandated by the state legislature to develop technology-based industries in the state. About 30 people from SCRA and the Spartanburg community attended the private award ceremony and dinner at the Piedmont Club. Community leaders George Dean Johnson and William Barnet were recognized for their contributions to advancing South Carolina’s technology-based economy for the public good. The city itself was recognized for successful efforts to grow high-impact companies.

One such company is Integrated Biometrics, whose fingerprint-scanning technology is certified by the FBI and has been used in counterterrorism activities, said SCRA president Bill Mahoney.

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