Southeast’s First Tech Festival Coming to Charleston

Let the countdown begin—this April 12-14 the first and only event celebrating the Southeast’s burgeoning tech scene,  DIG SOUTH Festival, will be launched here in the Charleston region. The three-day conference lineup will feature leading voices from Facebook, Twitter, Coca-Cola, AOL Ventures alongside Charleston’s very own TwitPic, Blackbaud and PeopleMatter, BlueIon, Benefitfocus, SPARC and more. […]

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Charleston’s Defense Sector Strength Showcased in USA Today

Despite the current negative news surrounding sequestration, Charleston’s defense sector hit USA Today headlines as a model for how the nation may cope with looming industry cuts. Home to the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of State, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Atlantic (SPAWAR), Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, General Dynamics/Force Protection and Joint Base Charleston, […]

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Charleston Ranks in Top 10 for U.S. Job Recovery and Economic Growth

The reports are in and it’s official: Charleston is a top ten metro for job recovery and economic growth, according to the latest reports from The Milken Institute and The Brookings Institution. Stacked up against technology hub rock stars Silicon Valley, Austin and Raleigh, the Charleston region ranked 4th in the country for high-tech industry […]

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Survey Shows Charleston’s Tech Talent

  No doubt about it. Technology companies are red hot in Charleston, South Carolina. In the 2012 Wage and Growth Survey recently released by the Charleston Digital Corridor, a remarkable 100% of the corridor’s participating companies reported job additions and 73% anticipated continuing to hire throughout the year. Equally important, the survey found that the […]

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Opportunity Next, Now

It takes time to move a needle – especially one that’s tracking numerous facets of a regional economy. By the looks of things, the three-county region has made some serious – and seriously fast – progress on many of the measures it sought to affect with its Opportunity Next strategic plan. Launched last summer with […]

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Regional Planning, Activity on the Upswing

“Great planning leads to great results” has increasingly been the philosophy behind successful economic development. That spirit guided last year’s launch of Opportunity Next, the plan facilitated by the CRDA and designed to help boost economic prosperity in the Charleston region. Numerous signs indicate this region is heading in the right direction – and organizations […]

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Good News, By the Numbers

A round up of recent news items reminds us that good data drives economics, and vice versa. And Charleston’s regional economy continues to spin off some impressive numbers that indicate a healthy outlook for the future. Air India officials are expected to arrive in North Charleston next month to test, and then take off in one […]

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