July 18, 2013

Cloud Coverage: CoastalCloud IT company expands in Flagler

An information technology company’s plan to hire up to 100 within the next three years in Palm Coast at average salaries of $46,500 a year has been a ray of sunshine for Flagler County, which has struggled with one of the state’s highest jobless rates in recent years.

Veteran IT management specialists and entrepreneurs Tim and Sara Hale launched their CoastalCloud firm earlier this year.

Cloud computing companies charge customers for handling some or all of their digital data, which is dispersed among multiple secure computer-servers and protected with encryption. The Hales, who outlined their plans to the Flagler County Economic Development Council, say their firm will serve small and medium-size businesses at first before expanding into the government sector.

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