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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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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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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Southern Spirits (and Craft Beer) on the Rise in Charleston | SC | USA

Photo Credit | Chrys Rynearson and CHSbeer.org The Charleston region is home to innovative products, savvy startups, record-setting structures and some of the best food in America—but did you know the region is now also becoming a cluster for more “spirited” products? Charleston’s spirits and craft beer culture may have gotten its official start in […]

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Made in the Lowcountry

Charleston |South Carolina | USA has been dubbed the “World’s Best City,” for our quality of place and culture, and “Silicon Harbor”, for our burgeoning tech scene. But did you also know that we’re a manufacturing hot bed as well? Here are just some of the innovative products crafted in the Lowcountry: Airplanes—The Charleston region […]

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Southeast’s First Tech Festival Coming to Charleston

Let the countdown begin—this April 12-14 the first and only event celebrating the Southeast’s burgeoning tech scene,  DIG SOUTH Festival, will be launched here in the Charleston region. The three-day conference lineup will feature leading voices from Facebook, Twitter, Coca-Cola, AOL Ventures alongside Charleston’s very own TwitPic, Blackbaud and PeopleMatter, BlueIon, Benefitfocus, SPARC and more. […]

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National Media Focus on Honeymoon Charms and Dive-y Diners

We’re still celebrating Charleston being named the top city in America by Condé Nast Traveler, but the accolades don’t stop there! U.S. News selected the top American honeymoon destinations, and Charleston was selected for the #8 position. Says the magazine:  Start your marriage off with a taste of authentic Hollywood romance (Gone with the Wind-style) […]

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