Knowledge Park

Project Overview

Knowledge Park was an economic development strategy designed to bring together a 1.5-mile radius area at the center of Rock Hill, SC that includes the burgeoning downtown, Winthrop University, and the previously blighted abandoned textile corridor that lies in between. The project was focused on the new economy and how jobs and business flows from the cultural vibrancy of the placemaking of the urban environment. The project was multifaceted, leading to hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment in the Knowledge Park area.

Jason’s Role in the Project

  • Served on the Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation for 10 years (a full term), which was the primary organization leading the revitalization.
  • Designed, cofounded, and managed of the Hive, which was a key early project in introducing the new economy to city leaders.
  • Served on the Innovation group who brought to the city initiatives such as the Pipeline Program and the Technology Incubator.
  • Served on the Knowledge Park Leadership Group that selected the master developer for the 23-acre bleachery site at the center of Knowledge Park.
  • Further developed the Knowledge Park brand and story through marketing media (with RevenFlo).
  • Designed and developed the Knowledge Park website and videos (with RevenFlo).

Jason is a visionary person with a remarkable ability to put ideas into action. In supporting economic development, highest recommendations!

Stephen Turner Director of Urban and Economic Development, City of Rock Hill

Jason is a self-organizing and visionary entrepreneur and a leader in our community.

Debra Heintz Executive Director, Arts Council of York County

Rock Hill, My Home

Knowledge Park Leaders