Clemson breaks ground on grad school in North Charleston

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Expanding enterprise campuses, Clemson University broke ground on the Zucker Family Graduate Center Thursday morning.

The Center is an expansion of the Restoration Institution in North Charleston.

Clemson officials say it's a win-win not only for the university, but also for the Lowcountry. They say that with the increased demand for engineering jobs in Charleston, this location will allow students a place to get their Masters in mechanical engineering.

The $21.5 million project will be located beside the wind-turbine center, and in front of the Hunley.

Lowcountry business leaders and Clemson officials broke ground on the property. They say it will be complete in fall of 2016.

A large portion of the funding for this project came from the family of Anita Zucker, the CEO of Intertech group.

Clemson University President James Clements said this graduate center will be the "heart and nerve center of the Restoration Institute."

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