Guest Speaker for April 12, 2016 Meeting – Erneste Andrade, Exec. Director of Digital Corridor

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will welcome Erneste Andrade, Executive Director of Digital Corridor, as the guest speaker for the April 12, 2016 meeting.

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.

Ernest is the visionary, founder and Director of the Charleston Digital Corridor. Under his leadership, the Digital Corridor has grown from 18 companies to 100+ companies today and is recognized as a model for high-wage, knowledge based economic development.

The CDC is focused on creating the business, education and social environment that is attractive to tech and tech-related companies. Then, the CDC leverages its carefully nurtured relationships, program elements, legislative access, and contacts, ┬áto assist companies with integrating them into community. This integration is accomplished through four pillars – COMMUNITY, TALENT, SPACES & CAPITAL.