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National tech company moves HQ to downtown Charleston

Ross Norton //May 24, 2023//

National tech company moves HQ to downtown Charleston

Ross Norton //May 24, 2023//

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A digital services consulting firm will establish its corporate headquarters in Charleston, spending about $1 million and creating more than 100 jobs.

Ignite Digital Services said in announcements through the state Commerce Department and Charleston County Economic Development that it will invest $966,426 and create 135 new jobs in what it expects to be the hottest of its markets across the country.

Ignite Digital Services is an operational consulting company, providing program integration and data management services to commercial and national security customers, according to the news release.

The company has operations in San Diego, Calif.; Norfolk, Va.; Washington, D.C.; and New Orleans.

“The company plans to expand across all locations and expects the most significant growth in the Charleston location,” Ignite Digital Services stated in the news release.

“The state of South Carolina and the Charleston metropolitan area provide the ideal environment for Ignite Digital Services to expand its operations and client portfolio,” Ignite CEO Marc Murphy said in the release. “The region offers a high quality of life for its residents and attracts a wide pool of technology talent, both of which support the city and our organization’s rapid growth. We appreciate the work done by the governor and secretary of Commerce to drive the innovation economy in this area and are excited for this new opportunity to expand Charleston’s technology community.”
“As a certified global UiPath Premier Public Sector Partner, Ignite Digital Services uses modern technology and effective business solutions to ignite digital transformations across the industry,” the release said. UiPath helps to fast-track portfolio innovation and enhance product capabilities for clients looking to harness automation and robotic process automation.

The offices are at 1505 King St. downtown. Hiring is underway, according to the release, and operations are expected to be complete by 2024.

"We are thrilled to celebrate Ignite Digital Services' establishment in Charleston County,” County Council Chairman Herbert Ravenel Sass III said in the release. “Their investment and creation of 135 new jobs will undoubtedly propel our local economy forward. Charleston County welcomes and supports the growth of Ignite Digital Services, and we look forward to the positive impact they will have on our community and beyond.”