December 22, 2022
By Jamie DeMent, Talent & Strategic Initiatives
I had the opportunity to attend my first Charleston Defense Contractors Association Defense Summit. After two days of connecting with regional and national companies and listening to world-class military speakers, I walked away with an even better understanding of how strong and innovative Charleston’s defense tech and cybersecurity sectors are.
The list of reasons to land in Charleston is long – including the Port of Charleston (now the deepest harbor on the east coast), 1,100+ tech companies residing in the region, and recent defense wins like Elbit. Elbit Systems of America is establishing a new, 135,000-square-foot operation at Crosspoint at Palmetto Commerce Park and will support contracts awarded by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD). The company also plans to base the assembly and integration efforts of other future programs for both the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security at the facility.
Below are a few more “did you knows” about our region’s cyber and defense sectors:
Here are some of the top resources to get connected with the region’s defense and tech sectors.