Elauwit relocates to the country's top city...and not by accident
As of May 1, 2012, Elauwit's new corporate office has relocated to the lovely, vibrant, happening city of Charleston, South Carolina. The beach, the dining, the history...what's not to love? And, apparently, our executives are not the only ones that think Charleston is top notch.
The readers of Conde-Nast Traveler magazine spoke up last year to award the Top City in the U.S. to Charleston. Consistently a Top 10 finisher, the new ranking was a first for the popular travel destination.
Readers were asked to rank their favorite cities based on six categories: ambiance, friendliness, lodging, restaurants, culture and shopping.
It was a close race, but Charleston eked out San Fransisco, Santa Fe, Chicago and even Honolulu for the number one spot.
It should come at no surprise to customers and fans of Elauwit that our executive team had an eye on Charleston for a while. With operations offices already in Columbia, SC, (just a 2-hour drive) and Charlotte, NC ,(about a 4-hour drive) Charleston has long been a favorite destination for many of Elauwit's top leaders.
Now, the majority of the executive team will be calling Charleston home.
The new headquarters replaces the former Wall Street address in New York with that of the popular Meeting Street in Charleston. The centralized office space is neighbors with the historic Charleston Market, glorious water views from East Bay Street, and even a few College of Charleston students and professors.
Already, Elauwit's felt the warm welcome that the Holy City has to offer its residents and businesses. Even the mayor has taken note.
"I am pleased to welcome Elauwit to Charleston, and we are excited that such a well-established company is moving its headquarters from New York and consolidating its operations in Charleston," said Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley. "This is a strong testament to the attractiveness of our city as a place to do business."
Along with the team of executives that will be in Charleston regularly, Elauwit also will be housing its corporate marketing team in Charleston. The newly instated technology corridor will prove to be a great opportunity for Elauwit's growing telecom business.
"We chose Charleston for its vibrant atmosphere and long-standing rapport with residents, businesses, and tourists. We are thrilled to call it our new home and look forward to developing many outstanding relationships here just as we have in New York," said Elauwit Chief Executive Barry Rubens.
"Elauwit will be a wonderful addition to Charleston's business community, and I look forward to working with our newest corporate citizen," Mayor Riley said.