There is an annual gathering in Charleston known as DIG SOUTH. It is the Southeast’s first and foremost event celebrating the digital economy. This was the 3rd annual event and featured over 200 presenters from companies that are a Who’s Who in the industry. Attending were the likes of Google, Instagram, Twitter and TechCrunch.
Dig South functions as a showcase for Charleston as a top location for startups to launch new products, platforms and services. In attendance were about 35 venture capital firms managing more than $3 billion in funds combined. Companies represented included Steve Case’s (a co-founder of AOL) Revolution Fund, Silicon Valley’s BlueRun, Core Capital Partners, Comerica and Boston Millennia Partners.
Charleston has quickly become a surprise player in the tech growth field. We have a larger percentage of employment in IT related business than Austin or Raleigh. The Post and Courier reported Charleston’s tech economy is growing 26% faster than the national average. And, it’s growing as quickly as the icon of the industry – Silicon Valley.
With our fair city and surrounding towns now home to more than 200 tech companies, this fast growing tech hub is fueled by new waves of young, creative talent flocking to the area. From 2000 to 2012, Charleston’s millennial population grew 58 percent, outpacing Nashville, Denver and Houston. And all these young “up and comers” need homes. That’s good for your real estate values and further exposure to our area. All of which is contributing to the continuing positive environment for real estate.
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