The Richardson Family SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development was established in 2010 with a specific goal to encourage research directly applicable to tourism in South Carolina.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Royal Green Farms Grand Opening
Dr. Hudson attended the Grand Opening and ceremonial ribbon cutting for Royal Greens Farm in Ridgeway, South Carolina on March 19th, 2015. Royal Greens is the largest indoor, wholesale hydroponic farm in South Carolina. Royal Greens has evolved from Jah Roots, the first incubator company supported by the SmartState Center. Royal Greens will produce a variety of specialty lettuce mixes, kales, herbs and tomatoes. The site will also house a public retail section that will offer locally produced jams, jellies, relishes and promote local art. Royal Greens promises to make a positive impact on the community by creating approximately 500 jobs and contributing to the revitalization of downtown Ridgeway. For more information about Royal Green, visit their website at: www.royalgreens.biz