The Charleston Digital Corridor announced that Bizlitics, a data analytics company headquartered in Upstate New York, has selected Charleston, South Carolina for expansion of their business. The company, founded in 2009 by veteran tech professional and former Constellation Brands Chief Information Officer, Stephen Wallace, has commenced business at the Digital Corridor’s Flagship2 technology business incubator in Downtown Charleston.
Established in 2009, BizLitics helps customers with analysis and visualization of their data to make better decisions. With offices in Rochester, NY and now Charleston, SC, they develop and deliver end to end solutions that include: Data analysis and assessment; data integration and blending; database warehouse design and build and advanced data visualizations in a way that provides insight and clarity.
In making the decision to expand the company to Charleston, Bizlitics considered other cities in the Southeast before selecting Charleston due to the rapidly expanding manufacturing and healthcare base. In addition to the region’s robust and diverse economic profile, company founder, Stephen Wallace, also cited Charleston’s physical, cultural and climate attributes along with the expansion of air service as strong considerations for his decision.
“Beyond the terrific support for tech companies like ours, a characteristic that is somewhat unique in Charleston is that while the tech companies compete for talent and capital, there is also a great sense of collaboration and community among them,” said Bizlitics CEO, Stephen Wallace. “People just seem happy here.”
Tech is now five percent of the regional economy and among its fastest growing sector. The Charleston Digital Corridor has set an ambitious goal to grow the tech economy from 350+ companies to 500 by 2020.
“We are honored that Bizlitics has selected Charleston for their expansion,” said Ernest Andrade, Charleston Digital Corridor Director. While Charleston’s initial ascent as a tech hub has been mostly organic, we have made key investments to help us accelerate the growth of the tech industry at a rate above the national average.“
The Charleston Digital Corridor is a community-sourced initiative to attract, nurture and promote the regions tech economy through an array of impactful programs, products and events while leveraging Charleston’s renowned livability. More: CharlestonDigitalCorridor.com