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Charleston’s technology future is extremely bright, but local tech gurus say the region must continue to invest in people and infrastructure to secure the future it’s building.

“Charleston’s tech ecosystem can continue its growth and attract more startups and established tech companies,” said Ted Tanner Jr., a longtime Holby City tech proponent and currently the Chief Technology Officer of BigBear.ai.

Charleston entrepreneur Trey Rust, who soon hopes to launch an app for social media integration, said tech is hot in Charleston now thanks to 20 years of diverse companies that are planting the seeds for the future.

“There are so many talented people in the city right now who are in the right places in their careers, and there are companies that have brought Charleston to a world-class level that so many people have been here since the late 1990s to achieve achievement in tech,” he said. working for.” ,

Look from Blackbaud and Boeing to Automated Trading Desk (ATD) and Boomtown. There are technology areas in which the Lowcountry excels – from aviation, financial services and logistics to the development of technologies that benefit the military and defense sectors, such as cyber security, communications and advanced electronics.

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