October 5, 2009

Digital Corridor's New Portal Focused For Several Audiences

Staff Report  /  Charleston Regional Business Journal

The Charleston Digital Corridor launched its new Web site Sunday night and plans an official, formal rollout later this week.

Corridor Director Ernest Andrade said redevelopment of the Web site was a major undertaking that serves a number of audiences, including the Digital Corridor's existing member companies, resource partners, companies and professionals seeking to relocate to Charleston, and the media.

"This Web site is the result of dozens of interviews with our existing users as well as representatives from knowledge-based companies who have recently located to Charleston and used the site as a source of information as part of their due diligence," Andrade said.

J. Keith McElveen, president of Wave Sciences Corporation, said the new portal presents information in a more accessible, simple and "elegant manner."

"As a resident of the Flagship, the Digital Corridor has been very responsive to my business needs, and this is another example of an organization that is clearly focused on positioning Charleston as a leading community for technology entrepreneurs," McElveen said.

The Web site was designed by Amy Reed of Helium and programmed by Craig Coffman. New functionality includes an improved talent portal with a job feature that provides up-to-date information on career opportunities at select knowledge-based companies, podcasts, improved search capabilities, video and a greater spotlight on Digital Corridor companies.