Charleston | South Carolina | USA to Attend World’s Largest Composite Event

The Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) heads to Paris for the JEC Europe Composites Show (March 10-12)—the world’s largest composites and advanced materials tradeshow. From Boeing to TIGHITCO, companies are increasingly locating their advanced materials operations in Charleston | SC | USA. A technical workforce with deep expertise in manufacturing, a world-class port, and numerous […]

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Charleston Workforce Training Program Addresses America’s “Skills Gap”

Apprenticeship programs have been lauded lately as one solution to closing the nationwide “skills gap.” In a recent U.S. News & World Report article, almost 98 percent of CEOs said the skills gap threatens their businesses, and some CEOs even suggest starting workforce training as early as kindergarten. In June 2014, Trident Technical College in […]

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2014 Highlights for Charleston | South Carolina | USA

From aerospace suppliers, to pharmaceutical companies, to an influx of young professionals, 2014 served up countless growth opportunities to boost Charleston’s economic prosperity. Here are some of our favorite moments this year: JANUARY: Citadel expands engineering curricula The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, launched a new Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program, […]

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Charleston’s Emerging Innovation Districts

While innovation was once dominated by isolated corporate campuses in suburbia such as Silicon Valley and Research Triangle Park, revolutionary companies, emerging talent and entrepreneurs now crave proximity, connectedness and collaboration. Enter “innovation districts,” a new urban model that calls for buildings and entire districts to be designed to mix institutions, companies, start-ups and schools […]

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Charleston | SC | USA Joins World’s Largest Medical Trade Fair: MEDICA 2014

Next week, South Carolina’s Charleston Regional Development Alliance joins over 130,000 visitors from 120+ countries in Düsseldorf, Germany for MEDICA 2014—the world’s largest medical trade fair. The Charleston metro is home to more than 35 medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and 50 research laboratories and development companies. Charleston offers a strategic midpoint location between New […]

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19 Charleston-Area Companies Rank in This Year’s Inc. 500 | 5000 list

The Charleston region’s presence on the annual Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, continues to grow in 2014 – topping out at 19 companies from Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. A diverse group of Charleston-area companies were included in the top 50 and top 10 for their respective industries, including: PureCars (#20 […]

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Why Tech Leaders Love Charleston

The Charleston metro ranks 5th in the U.S. for high-tech industry output—right alongside Austin, Raleigh, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. In our latest Charleston | SC | USA Tech Overview video, we asked executives from Charleston’s top tech firms why they chose Charleston. “I can bike. I can scooter to work. I can do it […]

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Brookings Report Places Charleston among Top Ten in U.S. for International Jobs

According to the latest report from the Brookings Institution, Charleston ranks as the No. 9 metro area in the U.S. for the largest share of international jobs. The Global Cities Initiative report, released in June, ranks the 100 largest U.S. metro areas by “FDI intensity”—in other words, the share of an area’s private employment by […]

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Charleston Showcases New Aerospace Investments at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow

This month, the Charleston Regional Development Alliance joined the South Carolina Delegation at Farnborough International Airshow—one of the largest aerospace exhibitions in the world. At the show, the CRDA met with international aerospace companies to discuss the exciting expansion and relocation opportunities in the region. Between 2007 and 2012, South Carolina’s aerospace industry was the […]

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