SCRA today announced that it has broken ground on its nine acre site at Nexton; located at the junction of I-26 (Exit 199) and Highway 17A in Summerville, S.C. Nexton’s Class A walkable campus will become the new base for SCRA’s Charleston-area operations and the majority of the company’s Charleston-area employees. Earlier this year, SCRA initiated its Nexton project by engaging Choate Construction as the general contractor and LS3P Associates, Ltd. as the architect for a new SCRA Applied Research Center at Nexton. SCRA previously worked with Choate to deliver the award-winning SCRA Innovation Center in Charleston. The new SCRA facility is expected to be complete and move-in ready in October, 2014. “We are excited that the facility is coming to life as we enter this new phase of development,” said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. “We are delighted to work with MWV, Choate and LS3P to bring this concept to reality. We look forward to our new facility that will help advance our capabilities to expand the Knowledge Economy in South Carolina.” Nexton is a place where businesses, shops, homes, restaurants and schools are connected by trails and parks. Amenities are a walk or bike ride away and the entire community is connected to the world through leading-edge technology. About SCRA SCRA is an applied research corporation with over 30 years of experience delivering technology solutions with both high returns on investment to federal and corporate clients; and positive economic impacts to its operating localities. To fulfill our dual mission, SCRA has three sectors: Our Technology Ventures sector helps early-stage companies to commercialize innovations and create jobs, our Applied R&D sector manages national and international R&D programs worth over $2 billion in contract value and our R&D Facilities sector builds and manages research facilities that include wet labs, secure rooms for sensitive work and advanced, high-tech manufacturing shops. Multiple economic impact studies show SCRA's cumulative output on South Carolina's economy to be over $15.3 billion, and that SCRA has helped create over 15,000 technology-based jobs in SC, with annual per capita wages between $55K and $77K. Learn more at scra.org.