October 1, 2012

DIG South Announces Partnership with Charleston Regional Development Alliance and Charleston Digital Corridor

DIG South Release

Organizations will co-sponsor "Upload Charleston: Welcome to Silicon Harbor" event on April 12, 2013

(Charleston, SC) – The DIG SOUTH Interactive Festival is pleased to announce a partnership with the Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) and Charleston Digital Corridor. Both organizations will sponsor and co-host the opening conference event, "Upload Charleston: Welcome to Silicon Harbor," on Friday, April 12, 2013 in the garden and brick way surrounding the Charleston Children's Museum at 25 Ann Street.

"Upload Charleston" will kickoff DIG SOUTH by spotlighting innovative companies and entrepreneurs across the regional knowledge economy. Guests will have the opportunity to network, meet presenters, learn about the Charleston Digital Corridor and CRDA, and grab registration packets for the conference, expo and sideshow events. "Upload Charleston" will feature excellent craft beers from six regional breweries, entertainment, special announcements, giveaways and more.

DIG SOUTH is the premier event celebrating the Southeastern knowledge economy. Held April 12–14, 2013 at the College of Charleston TD Arena, Charleston Music Hall and other venues on the Charleston peninsula, DIG SOUTH will include an interactive conference, a creative and technology industry expo, plus a sideshow highlighting music, comedy improv and the arts. Tickets for DIG SOUTH go on sale October 15, 2012 at digsouth.com.

"Charleston ranks in the Top 10 fastest growing U.S. metros for software and Internet technology, and is a priority recruitment target for us," said David Ginn, CRDA President & CEO. Dig South's "Upload Charleston" conference event provides a wonderful opportunity to highlight our region's growing tech cluster and appealing lifestyle."

"With the substantial growth of Charleston's knowledge economy over the past few years, the Dig South interactive conference is a smart way to spotlight what's happening across the region," says Charleston Digital Corridor Executive Director Ernest Andrade.

**About the CRDA
**The Charleston Regional Development Alliance serves as a catalyst for long-term, sustainable economic growth in the three-county region. The CRDA invites anyone looking to start, expand or locate a business, or seeking a place to launch or advance a career to visit CharlestonEconomicDevelopment.com.

**About the Charleston Digital Corridor
**The Charleston Digital Corridor is a creative effort to attract, nurture and promote Charleston's knowledge economy by facilitating a business, physical and social environment where technology companies thrive.

Visit digsouth.com or email info@digsouth.com for more information; find us on Twitter: @DIG_SOUTH and facebook: facebook.com/DigSouth.

**Stanfield Gray info@digsouth.com