Awards & Rankings

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

Best Small U.S. Cities

National Geographic Travel names Charleston, one of 29 Best Small U.S. Cities Continue reading

2017 Best Performing City

Charleston | SC | USA ranks #22 in this year’s Best Performing Cities Index by the Milken Institute Continue reading

Charleston | SC ranked #16 in share of jobs in high digital skill occupations by The Brookings Institution

Charleston | SC ranked #16 (out of 100 U.S. metros) in share of jobs in high digital skill occupations by The Brookings Institution Continue reading

Charleston | SC ranked the #5 “Most Up-and-Coming City in America”

Yelp’s Local Economic Outlook program ranks Charleston | SC the #5 “Most Up-and-Coming City in America” - using data to track small business opportunity and economic health in the U.S. Continue reading
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