Charleston’s technology sector has quietly grown larger than one of the region’s largest and most prominent employers, Boeing Co. In the Upstate, tech workers outnumber BMW’s headcount.
But in both cities, the big-name manufacturers get more attention. And both were attracted here with big incentive packages from the state government.
Now, the economic-development agency that brought those companies to South Carolina wants to figure out how to grow tech jobs, too. In a new report, the S.C. Commerce Department says it plans to advocate more forcefully for the so-called knowledge industry.