Digital Corridor prepares to open, hires manager

Karen Warner was selected as the Beaufort Digital Corridor program manager.
Karen Warner was selected as the Beaufort Digital Corridor program manager.

As the Beaufort Digital Corridor continues to be built, a new program manager has been selected to lead the city’s newest tech venture. The Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation annonced last week that Karen Warner has been chosen as program manager for the Beaufort Digital Corridor initiative, the city’s ambitious public-private business development effort to attract, nurture, and promote tech and knowledge-based companies.

The Beaufort Digital Corridor’s main focus is the advancement of Beaufort’s tech and creative economy. Innovative companies, as defined by the BDC, are businesses and entrepreneurs offering incremental and transformational approaches to their respective business models.

Karen Warner brings to the Beaufort Digital Corridor a broad level of professional experience including working in the tech industry, venture capital and executive coaching, where she helped companies leverage their most important asset: people.

“The city of Beaufort expects to successfully develop its economy by applying the same innovative and transformative principles that have led neighboring Charleston to successfully diversify her economy with high-wage tech and knowledge-based companies,” said Beaufort City Manager Bill Prokop. “I believe we have selected the right candidate to lead the Beaufort Digital Corridor forward.

The digital corridor is expected to open its doors by the end of November. It is located at 500 Carteret Street.

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