December 5, 2023

December 2023 Newsletter

Angela Coxe & Jess O'Brien

What's Happening at the Corridor?

Dear BDC Community,

As we near the end of 2023, I'm excited to reflect on the impactful journey of the Beaufort Digital Corridor (BDC) since 2017. The BDC has become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development in our region. Our unwavering commitment to fostering a thriving tech ecosystem has created tangible influence in various dimensions.

This has translated into job creation, capital investment, and impactful partnerships with local businesses, enhancing the region's prosperity. We've planted seeds of innovation through CODEcamps and K-12 outreach events which have inspired countless young minds, shaping the aspirations of future tech enthusiasts and leaders. We've mentored college students, aspiring tech entrepreneurs, startups, and small business owners through lunch & learns, hackathons, meetups, and mentorship programs. We've helped place entry-level and mid-career job seekers as well as transitioning military veterans into high-paying tech jobs in our region through resume building, coaching and introductions to new industries and industry leaders. The true success of the BDC lies in the immeasurable impact on individual lives and career paths. It's a transformative force instilling a culture of innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship, catalyzing positive change for years to come.

As we celebrate the impactful journey of the Beaufort Digital Corridor (BDC) throughout 2023, we invite you to strengthen our narrative with your insights. Help us substantiate our influence by participating in the 2023 BDC Member Wage Survey. Your input is vital, as it enables us to advocate for Beaufort's growing high-wage tech industry and attract employers to our region by telling a story using data from our members.

Please take a moment to contribute to this essential survey using the provided link below. Your company's information, combined with that of others, will shape an aggregated annual average wage and employment growth number, providing a comprehensive view of our collective impact.

Thank you for being an integral part of the BDC's success. Together, we can continue driving positive change in Beaufort's community.

With Heartfelt Gratitude,

Jess O'Brien, Executive Director