The Charleston Digital Corridor (CDC)is pleased to announce the relocation and consolidation of the Flagship and Flagship2 tech-focused business incubator facilities to 385 Meeting Street, a three-floor office building at the corner of Meeting and Mary streets. The relocation is the result of the redevelopment of the property on which the Flagships are currently located.
This interim location, Flagship - Bridge, will serve as the offices for the CDC and early-stage tech companies until the anticipated opening of the Flagship3 @ the Charleston Technology Center in 2020.
The Flagship - Bridge business incubator will offer 21 fully-furnished offices of varying configurations to serve companies at different stages of development; two conference rooms for use by residents and members of Charleston's tech community; and a host of business services and amenities including high-speed data and corridor bikes. Parking will be available at the Visitor Center Parking Garage behind the office building.
The Flagship - Bridge business incubator, the fourth facility developed by the CDC, will incorporate feedback from tech clients since the original Flagship facility opened in May 2008.
"The City of Charleston is pleased to have facilitated the relocation of Flagships with no disruption to the companies currently operating at the two facilities," said Charleston Mayor, John Tecklenburg.
"We are honored to continue supporting tech companies in the Charleston region and excited to report that a majority of the tech companies relocating to the Flagship - Bridge facility have experienced growth well above 200 percent since they commenced operations in our incubator," said Charleston Digital Corridor Director, Ernest Andrade.
Renovation of the Flagship - Bridge tech-focused business incubator is expected to get underway in September and be ready for occupancy in December 2018.