Business briefs for August 18th-24th

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InterDev first business to support Beaufort’s technology initiative

InterDev, an Atlanta-area provider of information technology and security services, will be a sponsor of the Beaufort Digital Corridor (BDC), a recently launched business development initiative focused on tech and tech-related companies in Beaufort.

The BDC’s goals are to attract and nurture businesses, create jobs and prepare young people for careers in the technology industry. InterDev is the first company to donate funding and expertise to the new initiative.

“We’re excited to be the first donor and partner with the Beaufort Digital Corridor,” said InterDev CEO Gary Nichols. “As the managed IT services provider for the city of Beaufort, this is a natural extension of InterDev’s relationship with Beaufort and an investment in its citizens and the local economy.

“We’re looking forward to having the same technology business growth for Beaufort that Charleston is experiencing with its digital corridor.”

The Beaufort Digital Corridor will be patterned after a program started in 2001 in Charleston that led Fast Company Magazine to dub Charleston “Silicon Harbor.”

Charleston is working with Beaufort to develop and put in place systems and solutions to address similar challenges Charleston experienced before founding its digital corridor such as attracting technology businesses, raising per-capita wages and keeping its best and brightest workers.

Pearce Scott Architects has moved to new home

Pearce Scott Architects has a new home. The team of architects has moved into their newly constructed building in the Promenade in Old Town Bluffton, to the left of Garden Gate and across from Bluffton BBQ on State of Mind Street.

The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the new office.

Light refreshments will be served following the ribbon-cutting.

The Lowcountry-style office space, designed by Pearce Scott Architects and constructed by CS Thomas Construction, includes double-stacked porches facing the street. The building offers 1,100 square feet of lease space (currently occupied) on the first floor with the owners occupying the top two floors.

Pearce Scott Architects specializes in custom residential and commercial design. For more information, visit