Technology firms from Australia and North Carolina have announced plans to expand to the city of Charleston's business incubator.

Icon Software Solutions provides software products and services to government agencies in the Autralasia region and is looking to crack the huge U.S. market. It also has offices Down Under in it hometown of Gold Coast and in Sydney and Melbourne, acdcording to its website.

UBL Interactive Inc. of Charlotte works with businesses that seeking to improve their search profiles on smartphones and other mobile devices.

The two firms will join other businesses that lease low-cost temporary office space in the Charleston Digital Corridor's two Flagship properties near East Bay and Calhoun streets on the peninsula.

Doyal Bryant, UBL's chief executive officer, had high praise for the city-run incubator, saying in statement that they provided the company "with everything necessary to launch our business operations with virtually little to no down time."