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Fridays @ the Corridor: Promise of Smart Communities

The idea of using smart and connected technologies to make communities work better is quickly gaining traction in municipalities around the world. Smart cities can increase economic development, drive citizen engagement and promote sustainability. 

At the September Fridays @ the Corridor, Crystal Chubeck, Smart Communities architect for Verizon, will discuss how cities can develop viable and comprehensive smart platforms to help their communities become more resilient through the incremental adoption of digital technologies and automation.

This one-hour interactive forum, meant to engage and inform Beaufort’s knowledge-based community, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8.

Attendance is limited to 25 guests, with priority seating for Digital Corridor members. The nonmember fee is $10 and can be paid by cash or check at the door.

Metered and free street parking is available in and around BASEcamp at 500 Carteret St. RSVP by emailing Karen Warner at