Major Tech Brands Visiting Charleston | SC | USA

Why are leaders from Google, TechCrunch, Twitter, Facebook, Re/code, Hubspot and more coming to the Charleston metro this month?

For DIG SOUTH. DIG is a three-day mashup (April 26-28) of the South’s finest tech and creative industries bringing together 2,500 attendees from across the nation. dubbed it the “playground of tech festivals,” for its roster of more than 200 presenters hailing from New York, Silicon Valley and of course, Charleston.

And just weeks after DIG SOUTH welcomes thousands to our region, Charleston’s tech scene hosts SyntaxCon (Syntax Code & Craft Convention), May 6-7. Known as the Southeast’s premier code event, SyntaxCon will feature executives from Microsoft, Netflix, The Iron Yard, EventBrite, and more.

It’s not only dynamic events in the spring driving our local tech scene, our growth and opportunities for jobs and connections are year-round. Here’s a snapshot of what’s going on in Charleston’s digital economy:

  • Investors are looking here: In the last five years, there have been four major exits by Charleston companies and venture capital groups are setting up shop here to be closer to innovative startups. In fact, Charleston ranks #12 for venture capital “first fundings” (Brookings).
  • Jobs are growing here: The region is projected to add more than 20,000 new jobs in the next two years. To plug people in to the many opportunities available, our tech community collaborated to launch Charleston Open Source, which brings together local developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and tech leaders to share why they could work anywhere, but they chose Charleston.
  • Talent from across the country are moving here: Nearly every tech hire in Charleston has relocated here from elsewhere – Charleston welcomes 35 newcomers a day, who come to take advantage of the region’s quality of life and employment opportunities.
  • People find balance here: It’s not uncommon at Charleston tech companies to bring your dog to work, surf in the ocean during lunch, or juggle personal work projects, all while doing cutting-edge work. Charleston’s natural advantages of beautiful beaches, historic culture and some of the nation’s top restaurants make it an inspiring place to live and work.

Don’t believe the hype? Just check out the numbers. With more than 200 tech companies employing 11,000+ people, Charleston is #4 for high tech GDP growth (Milken), ranking our digital economy right alongside Austin, Raleigh, and Silicon Valley.

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