Another small technology firm has chosen downtown Charleston to set up shop.

Phoenix-based nFocus Solutions, a performance measurement software company, now has an office in the Charleston Digital Corridor's Flagship business incubator, according to Ernest Andrade, the incubator's founder and director.

The solutions-based company uses existing data from non-profits and government institutions by tracking, measuring and analyzing results to show customers how to be more effective.

The company, which is starting with one employee in a 200-square-foot office, chose Charleston because of its growing popularity among tech firms.

"Charleston's reputation as a great place to live and work is growing," said Richard Wells, enterprise sales and business development manager for nFocus. "The burgeoning technology-driven economy has put Charleston on the map; even grabbing the attention from cities across the United States traditionally known for their technology innovation. I am really excited to be in Charleston and in the mix of its growth."

Wells said he chose a space in the 20,000-square-foot Digital Corridor on East Bay and Alexander streets to open a satellite operation because of the camaraderie among its 22 tenants and the ability to share information, innovations and solutions with one another.

"The Flagship is a natural place to land and connect in the Charleston digital community," he said.

Mayor Joe Riley also welcomed the new tech firm.

"I fully expect nFocus Solutions to thrive among Charleston's growing roster of technology companies and the ecosystem we have developed just for them," he said.

The firm expects to expand its staff by the end of the year.

"Once they are settled in, they will ramp up," Andrade said. "They have already asked for more space."

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