Charleston | South Carolina | USA To Attend International Motor Show (IAA)

The Charleston region is proud to join the South Carolina delegation at IAA, held in Frankfurt, Germany this month. Our automotive sector is growing with a tremendous amount of momentum and opportunities for suppliers and talent alike. We’re more than excited to share Charleston’s story in Germany. The previous IAA conference attracted 881,100 visitors and […]

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DIG SOUTH Draws Thousands to Charleston’s Tech Scene

Earlier this month, 200+ presenters, 35+ venture capitalists and thousands of attendees came to Charleston for the third annual DIG SOUTH—the Southeast’s interactive tech festival. In the Charleston Regional Business Journal’s article, “Dig South gives Southeast startup scene a national boost,” DIG SOUTH’s founder, Stanfield Gray said “We are building a reputation for the Southeast […]

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5 Economic Trends for Charleston | SC | USA

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Business Research and the College of Charleston – School of Business and Economics recently released their 2015 Economic Outlook Forecast, indicating positive impacts in every sector. “With more than 25,000 new jobs forecast in the region in the next five years, both 2015 and 2016 are expected […]

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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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