Awards & Rankings

Charleston ranked #1 city in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure

For the 6th consecutive year Travel + Leisure named Charleston the #1 city in the U.S. and ranked the 10th best city in the world! Continue reading

Charleston named a “Best Place to Start a Career” by WalletHub

The City of Charleston named a “Best Place to Start a Career” by WalletHub – using 27 metrics ranging from the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to workforce diversity. Continue reading

South Carolina ranked #3 best state in the U.S. to do business by Chief Executive

For 4th year in a row, Chief Executive ranks South Carolina #3 best state in the U.S. to do business based on annual CEO survey on business climate. Continue reading

Charleston | SC recognized as a top U.S. community with the most green spaces by National Geographic

Charleston | SC recognized as a top U.S. community with the most green spaces by National Geographic. Continue reading

Charleston voted “South’s Best City” by Southern Living’s readers

Charleston voted the South's “Best City," "Friendliest City," and “Prettiest City" by Southern Living readers.
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Charleston metro ranks 25th in U.S. for “Where the most educated millennials live”

The Charleston metro ranks 25th in the U.S. for “Where the most educated millennials live” by The Brookings Institutio. 40% of Charleston’s millennials hold college degrees. Continue reading

Charleston | SC ranks 13th among U.S. metros for Inc 5000 businesses by Brookings Institution


Charleston | SC ranks 13th among U.S. metros for Inc 5000 businesses by Brookings –- firms of all types that add jobs and business revenue to the local economy at a faster-than-average pace. Continue reading

Charleston ranked #1 City in America for Economic Opportunity by Yelp

Yelp Local Economic Outlook, a program to rank U.S. metro areas by the pace of local-business population growth to reveal the health of urban economies around the country ranks Charleston the #1 City in America for Economic Opportunity Continue reading

South Carolina ranked #2 Top States for Doing Business

Area Development ranks the 2017 Top States for Doing Business Continue reading

South Carolina named Business Facilities’ 2017 State of the Year

The Palmetto State takes BF's top honor by doubling down on its solid manufacturing base while diversifying into new growth sectors. Continue reading
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