Awards & Rankings


Charleston Ranks #3 for Best Cities for Jobs Summer 2016

Forbes ranks the Charleston Metro #3 for best cities for jobs this summer 2016. Continue reading
US News

Charleston Ranked #19 ‘Best Place to Live’

Charleston ranks #19 Best Place to Live by U.S. News. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life. Continue reading

Charleston Metro Ranked #7 Best Midsize City for Jobs 2016

Forbes ranks Charleston - Noth Charleston #7 Best Midsize City for Jobs 2016 Continue reading
Site Selection

South Carolina – #2 Best Business Climate in the Country

South Carolina has the second-best business climate in the country, according to a survey by Site Selection magazine. Continue reading

South Carolina Named Foreign Direct Investment National Champion by fDi Magazine

fDi Magazine announces Palmetto State as its national champion. Continue reading
Travel and Leisure

Charleston Named Best City in North America by Travel + Leisure

Charleston is named the Best City in North America by Travel + Leisure readers. 'This South Carolina city won the survey by balancing sophisticated tastes with small-town charm.' Continue reading

South Carolina #9 in Top 10 Pro-Business States

South Carolina was ranked on 32 factors relative to state efforts to be pro-business and exhibited leadership in producing the best business environment, and thus the best opportunities for job growth and economic prosperity. Continue reading
Area Development

#8 large-sized U.S. metro for economic development & job growth

Area Development produces a snapshot of 379 MSAs across America that are poised to capitalize on the new potential for economic growth as the United States leaves the recession behind. Continue reading

#9 U.S. Metro for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Charleston ranks 9th among top U.S. metros for high FDI intensity, with foreign-owned firms offering 7.2% of jobs, compared to 5% for the U.S. The report shows a sizable jump in foreign investment and employment in the Charleston region over time. Continue reading

Charleston ranked Best Cities for Jobs 2014

Charleston ranked in the midsize category for three areas including #9 Best Cities for Information Jobs; #14 Best Cities for Manufacturing Jobs; #17 Best Cities for Job Growth. The report uses five measures of growth to rank all 398 metro areas. Continue reading
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