Charleston-based software firm Blackbaud plans to build a new headquarters on Daniel Island, bringing 300 additional jobs with it.
The technology company hopes the new 360,000 square-foot office complex will anchor the campus for its future headquarters site. Construction begins later this fall. The new site will open in phases, with the first scheduled for completion in mid-2018.
CEO Michael Gianoni told reporters Blackbaud has outgrown its existing building. “Charleston is our home. We have a great employee base here. Half of our employees are located here in Charleston and we have a really good opportunity to recruit locally.”
Gianoni says the jobs will be across all types of fields, not just software. The new headquarters is also meant to act as an incubator for emerging nonprofits and will also include non-workspace facilities, like Camp Blackbaud, an employee-led STEM program that teaches elementary school children how to design and code.
Blackbaud has been based in the Lowcountry since relocating from New York in 1981. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes.