Institute for Principled Development - Coastal Carolina University
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Institute for Principled Development 

In an effort to provide impartial, data-driven analysis of the various policy, economic, and environmental issues that economic growth and development can bring, a new institute is slated for launch in the spring of 2020 at Coastal Carolina University.

The vision of the Institute for Principled Development is to be a thought leader in Horry and surrounding counties, providing scientifically derived data and analyses to guide the local community into its best future. The institute will provide comprehensive, cross-disciplinary expertise, resulting in information that will contribute to reasoned decision-making about development and growth.

The activities of the institute will be multi-disciplinary, bringing together social scientists, such as economists, along with natural scientists. The research will be analyzed through multiple frames and backed up with hard data.

Through its research and data-based activities, the Institute for Principled Development will be an impartial and credible source for those seeking answers to some of the complex planning and development issues facing our region.

For more information, contact the institute at