Upstate leaders drawn to Durham’s focus

"For years, the city of Durham has been teeming with aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs looking for spaces to grow their businesses.

In 2010, their call was answered with the founding of American Underground, a low-cost month-to-month rental office and co-working space for startups and budding companies.

“American Underground was a solution to solve the real estate problem for entrepreneurs because traditional leases didn’t work for entrepreneurs,” said Phillipe Charles, director of communications and member experience with American Underground. “We wanted to create a center of gravity for the entrepreneurial community and not just Durham, but the (Research Triangle) as a whole.”

The need for a strong entrepreneurial region was one thing that stood out for dozens of upstate South Carolina business, government, education and nonprofit leaders visiting the Raleigh-Durham region Wednesday."

Read more at GoUpstate.com.

 


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