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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

The Richardson Family SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development

The Center is focused on applicable research that directly impacts and contributes to the advancement of tourism in South Carolina. 

Housed in the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina, the SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism performs tourism and hospitality-based research and disseminates and grows this knowledge-base through publications, public seminars, workshops and forums. Above all, the Center reinforces local-to-global connections between tourism and economic development and ensures that research is relevant and directly applicable to South Carolina.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.