July 30, 2017

Silicon Harbor Has Become a Tech Landing Spot For Some Weary City Dwellers

Jon Swartz  /  USA Today
Street view of Downtown CharlestonStreet view of Downtown Charleston's East Battery
Digital Corridor Founder & Director, Ernest AndradeDigital Corridor Founder & Director, Ernest Andrade

Welcome to Silicon Harbor: Home to more than 250 tech companies employing 11,000. This port city has quietly become the No. 1 mid-sized U.S. metro area (500,000 to 1 million) for IT job growth, adding 4,000 jobs the past five years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tech jobs comprise about 3% of jobs in the region, and account for 5% of the area's payroll of $14 billion last year. Read More: