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The Digital Corridor, a public-private partnership, was launched in 2001 as a part of the City of Charleston's overall economic development strategy to build a diverse, leading 21st century community. Our mission is to attract, nurture and promote Charleston's knowledge economy. This goal is accomplished through a combination of targeted initiatives and business incentives, while leveraging Charleston's renowned livability.

The CDC is focused on creating the business, education and social environment that is attractive to knowledge-based companies. Then, the CDC leverages its carefully nurtured relationships, program elements, legislative access, and contacts,  to assist companies with integrating them into community. This integration is accomplished through four pillars - COMMUNITY, TALENT, SPACES & CAPITAL.

The Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation is a 501(c) 6 non-profit corporation, chartered in 2004, to support the development of the Charleston Digital Corridor through an expanded array of programming and networks to benefit Charleston's knowledge-based community.

Foundation Chair

Foundation Board

Nate DaPore

Vice-Chair

Nate DaPore is the founder, President and CEO of PeopleMatter, a venture-backed, workforce management software company headquartered in Charleston, SC.

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Kevin Eichelberger

Treasurer

Kevin Eichelberger is the Founder and CEO of Blue Acorn, an award-winning, full service eCommerce agency helping retailers and brands achieve eCommerce growth through a more intelligent, data-driven approach.

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Honorable Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

Member

Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. is widely considered one of the most visionary and highly effective governmental leaders in America. First elected Mayor in December 1975, Mayor Riley is serving an unprecedented tenth and last term.

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Eric Wages

Member

Eric Wages is the Site Operations Manager for Google's Data Center campus outside in Moncks Corner, SC. Having joined Google in 2008, Eric now oversees the teams that are responsible for deploying and maintaining vast infrastructure regionally.

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Bradley Elmenhurst

Member

Brad Elmenhurst is the Director of Engineering Systems and Boeing's IT Executive for South Carolina.

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Andy Howell

Member

Andy Howell as the Chief Operating Officer for Benefitfocus, a company that trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

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