April 26, 2016

Commerce Launches Website To Connect S.C. Tech Companies, Entrepreneurs

SC Commerce

The S.C. Commerce Department's Office of Innovation launched a new website today for the state's tech sector, according to a news release. The S.C. Innovation Hub is a platform for entrepreneurs and tech-related businesses to access resources; connect with one another; and post news stories, events and other information.

"This new tool –- a front door to companies working in the technology sector and the knowledge economy –- fulfills many requests from the entrepreneurial community for a statewide resource, allowing these rapidly growing firms to connect and help them succeed," Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt said in the release.

The website also has a directory of technology companies and job openings in South Carolina, as well as a community forum. Users can participate by registering via an existing LinkedIn profile.

"Providing the support and infrastructure necessary for our entrepreneurial, technology-based companies to grow is critical to the future of our economy," Hitt said. "This new Innovation Hub allows those in this dynamic sector to engage with one another, advancing both their organizations and our state."