Technology and Design

The Charleston region is routinely included on lists of the “next Silicon Valleys” and has emerged as a desirable location for a wide range of technology-based companies and workers. The greater Charleston area is now home to more than 400 tech companies that are driving innovations across a wide range of digitally-enabled industries.

Committed to Advancement

From concept to commercial success, technology plays a major role in the economy of South Carolina. The Charleston region is committed to investing in companies, entrepreneurs and innovators who are tech-minded. Technology and its constant advancements provide connectivity between many of our leading industries.

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U.S. city gaining innovation jobs

Top 4

Among U.S. metros for tech job forecast

$89 Billion

Economic footprint in SC

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Expanding Broadband in Dorchester County

Dorchester County announced a partnership with both Home Telecom and Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative (PRTC) that will expand high-speed internet access to the western part of the county. Expanding access to high-speed internet provides opportunities for business development, job creation, and economic growth while helping to bridge the digital divide for residents.