Mayoral Candidate Mark McBride promised to bring high paying, high tech jobs to Myrtle Beach last night. McBride brought the Executive Director of the Charleston Digital Corridor, Ernest Andrade to explain to city residents how he and his team accomplished this in Charleston, S.C.
Andrade’s accomplishments include positioning Charleston as a premier destination for tech companies by growing the Digital Corridor in Charleston, S.C. from 18 to 400+ companies since 2001, launching a year-round CODEcamp initiative, developing two business incubators in Charleston and a third in Beaufort, and developing software products for use by other communities and business development agencies including the State of South Carolina.
Working with Charleston Mayor, Joe Riley, Mr. Andrade spearheaded a movement that made Charleston the digital high tech capital of South Carolina. Charleston now experiences diversification above and beyond traditionally lower paying, tourism related jobs.
The organization launched both Flagship 1 and Flagship 2 below:
Born in 1961, David is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area.
David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com