The town of Bluffton has partnered with Clemson University to recruit new technology businesses– hoping to create more jobs for South Carolina. The Clemson-led partnership will help recruit technology companies to create new products, services and jobs. The non-profit group Bluffton Technology Incubator Corporation will consist of a seven-member board appointed by the town. The goal of the “Building the Technology Village” project: to create emerging technology companies that turn into long-lasting local jobs.
The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports some of the project will be funded by donations, but the town has already committed itself to paying $50,000 over the next three years. Bluffton will also hire a consultant, which it will pay about $65,000 a year, with benefits. The “village” space was donated by CareCore National, a healthcare benefit management system, at the Buckwalter Place Tech Park in Bluffton.