'What I especially appreciate about Charleston is people are making a coordinated effort to develop the digital economy, and I can contribute to this ecosystem,' said Echovate CEO, Matthew Gough.
Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) June 09, 2014
Echovate, a start-up company focused on helping businesses make smarter hiring decisions, has selected Charleston for their new venture. In deciding on a place, the company looked at many known tech cities including the Bay Area, Austin, Boulder, Raleigh and Boston before settling on Charleston, South Carolina – looking at the numbers Charleston rose to the top from the standpoint of livability, cost of living and climate.
Beyond numbers, Echovate CEO, Matthew Gough sees being located in Charleston, an asset to his employees, customers and investors. “What I especially appreciate about Charleston is people are making a coordinated effort to develop the digital economy, and I can contribute to this ecosystem,” he stated.
Echovate will commence operations at the Charleston Digital Corridor’s Flagship business accelerator in Downtown Charleston, a business facility targeted towards early-stage software start-ups, and one that has graduated 78 companies since it opened in 2009.
Charleston, Mayor, Joseph P. Riley, Jr., congratulated Matt Gough on his decision to relocate his family to Charleston and start his new venture here. “I am confident our Charleston Digital Corridor can provide Echovate with all the tools they need to become a highly successful business in our community,” he stated.
The Charleston Digital Corridor is a creative initiative to attract, nurture and promote Charleston's knowledge economy through a combination of technology enabled initiatives and business incentives, private business support and member-driven programming. To learn more, visit http://www.charlestondigitalcorridor.com.