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SCRA Black History Month Spotlight
Meet Harold Singletary!

SCRA is celebrating Blacks making history during Black History Month, and beyond. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Harold Singletary and the company he founded. SCRA Member Company, BrightMa Farms, is an agriculture and technology ‘ag-tech’ company that is working to empower hemp famers with the best agricultural practices that standardize operations and transfer them precisely for scale cultivation in the hemp fiber and grain market. 

BrightMa Farms strives to raise the standards of the hemp industry and facilitate much-needed education and awareness around hemp-derived products. This transformative model is based on the principles of integrity, transparency, compliance, and social & environmental sustainability

BrightMa Farms is expanding the ag-tech industry by leading several educational initiatives including its work with 1890 Research & Extensions to transform the nation’s talent pipeline and workforce from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. BrightMa Farms is also partnering with Clemson University and S.C. corporations on a ten million-dollar USDA grant application to incorporate hemp fiber into raw materials for the automotive industry.

Harold Singletary was recently a guest on the South Carolina Business Review Radio Show. Read more.
SCRA Announces New Member Companies and Funding
AlphaIntro, Arista Orthopedics, Copyt, Playfora, ProTrustee, and Rymedi were accepted as South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) Member Companies. TestedHQ received new grant funding. All SCRA Member Companies receive coaching, access to experts in SCRA’s Resource Partner Network, eligibility to apply for grant funding, and the potential to be considered for an investment from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch Inc. Read more.
Yarborough Applegate Contributes to SCRA’s Industry Partnership Fund
Yarborough Applegate, a plaintiff’s law firm based in Charleston, South Carolina, is proud to support statewide innovation by contributing to South Carolina Research Authority’s (SCRA) Industry Partnership Fund (IPF). SCRA fuels the state’s innovation economy via grants and investments to companies and projects across South Carolina. It’s funded in part by contributions to the IPF. Read more.
Irmo-based Biotechnology Company Receives $1.8 Million Grant
Irmo-based biotechnology company and SCRA Member Company, Integrated Micro-Chromatography Systems Inc. has been awarded $1.8 million for the second phase of a research grant from the National Institutes of Health. Read more.
FEB 9 @4:30 a.m
Flywheel Café.
FEB 10 @3:00 p.m
Monthly TATT CHAT. Learn more.
FEB 17 @11:00 a.m
SCRA Webinar: Implementing Proactive Cybersecurity.
FEB 17 @11:00 a.m
HTC Aspire Hub ribbon cutting. Learn more.
FEB 22-24
SCBIO 2022 – SC Life Sciences' Annual Meeting Learn more.
FEB 22 @5:00 p.m
SCRA/PTB: Tech Tuesday. Learn more.
MAR 1-3
SC Automotive Summit.  Learn more.
Thank You to
our Diamond, Platinum, & Gold IPF Contributors
  • Accounting Systems Inc. 
  • Ameris Bank
  • ASAP Expediting & Logistics LLC
  • Atlantic-Pacific Express, Inc.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Carolinas Dermatology and Plastic Surgery PA
  • Charleston ENT Associates
  • Comporium, Inc. 
  • Dominion Energy Southeastern Services, Inc.
  • Great Southern Homes, Inc.
  • Herndon Chevrolet
  • Home Telecom 
  • McCullough Khan, LLC 
  • Oonaco LLC 
  • Precision Molecular Solutions LLC
  • Republic Reign LLC
  • Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc.
  • Trident Construction, LLC
  • United Community Banks, Inc.
  • Yarborough Applegate LLC