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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Travel + Leisure Ranks Charleston | SC | USA #1 City in the U.S. & Canada, #2 in the World

For the second year in a row, Charleston is ranked in Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards as the “Top City to visit in the U.S. and Canada.” We’re also thrilled Charleston has earned second place in the world rankings, right behind Kyoto, Japan and ahead of Florence, Italy. Only one other U.S. destination […]

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Charleston | SC | USA Touts Growing Bio Industry at the 2014 BIO International Convention in San Diego

Garnering millions in bio-related investments this year alone, Charleston is earning global recognition as an emerging biomedical market. To date, more than 35 medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and 50 research laboratories and development companies have found Charleston to be an ideal location for success—with its strategic East Coast location, renowned quality of life and […]

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USA Today Calls Charleston “Millennial Magnet”

Where are the millennials going? Charleston| South Carolina | USA—according to a recent USA Today piece, “Post-college towns’ brim with youth, jobs.” The piece uses recent U.S. Census data to identify 289 cities that have more 20-somethings than teens—or simply put, cities that are “Millennial Magnets.” For Charleston, and only a dozen other cities, there is […]

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