Now is the time for tech in Charleston

Harbor Walk East - Department of Computer Science - College of Charleston
(photo: Harbor Walk East – Department of Computer Science – College of Charleston –
Megan Landau, 2018  graduate & currently a Software Engineer for Walt Disney Company in LA)

August 28, 2019

By Jamie DeMent

Did you know Charleston | SC is home to 600+ tech companies? These businesses range from early-stage startups to established companies with thousand plus employees (i.e. NiWC, Blackbaud, and Benefitfocus). Our community offers strong specialization in cybersecurity & defense, health IT, and fintech. Whatever your area of interest, you can find it here and build a satisfying career. Charleston is an inspiring place to live and work with the energy of a community on the rise. Now is the time for tech in Charleston.

Supportive Infrastructure:

Supportive resources are available and continuing to expand in response to the needs of this rapidly scaling sector.

“Building on the proven model of the Flagship business incubators, the Charleston Tech Center will provide much-needed space to help support and grow our entrepreneurial, technology sector, while enhancing the vitality of the Upper Peninsula.” – Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg

IT / STEM Education:

According the 2018 Talent Demand Study, 35,000 new jobs will be created in our market by 2022 – more than 2,500 in Software & IT. It’s more important now than ever to align local education curriculum with the needs of local tech companies.

For a broader list of resources or to review available tech jobs visit Charleston Open Source.

Contact Us:

Jamie DeMent | Marketing Services Manager
843.760.4522 | [email protected]

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