Heirloom Cloud Corp., a digital technology service provider, will relocate its headquarters to Charleston County, the company said today in a Commerce Department news release. The company’s $150,000 investment will create 19 new jobs.
Founded by two veterans while working for the U.S. government in Washington, D.C., Heirloom uses cloud computing to digitally transform outdated media content, according to the news release. Through a private cloud network, photos and videos become accessible, making old memories sharable like new ones. The company plans to add iPhone and Android applications soon, so subscribers can consolidate content onto one platform.
When looking to move its headquarters from Delaware, the owners researched multiple regions within a two-day ground delivery to large population centers on the Eastern Seaboard before choosing Charleston County, the release stated.
“We’ve already digitized millions of photos, home movies and other priceless memories,” Heirloom Cloud Corp. founder Geoff Weber said in the release. “However, Heirloom can grow faster by moving our headquarters to South Carolina. From a larger fulfillment center here, we get to serve many more families who ship us their cherished media for conversion.”
Heirloom will lease two offices at the Harbor Entrepreneur Center at 11 Ewall St. in Mount Pleasant.
“It is an honor that after researching multiple East Coast locations, Heirloom chose Mount Pleasant as the location for its new headquarters,” Commerce Secretary Harry M. Lightsey III said in the release. “Charleston County is the complete package offering quick access to major U.S. cities while being the kind of place where people want to settle and raise their families. Congratulations Heirloom, and we are anxious to see what is next.”
The Mount Pleasant headquarters location will be the company’s hub for receiving nationwide shipments and serving walk-in customers. Heirloom will continue using an existing facility in Berkeley County for backend operations.
“We are thrilled to welcome Heirloom’s headquarters to Charleston County’s thriving technological ecosystem,” Charleston County Council Chairman Herbert Ravenel Sass III said in the release. “With Heirloom’s presence, our community’s innovative spirit will be further invigorated, fostering collaborations, and driving technological advancements.”
Operations are already online and the company is hiring.
“We are excited to see Heirloom’s investment and creation of jobs in our community,” Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie said in the release. “Part of the reason the town invested so heavily in the Harbor Entrepreneur Center is because we know we’re a great home for startups and tech firms. We look forward to their growth over the coming years.”