Category: Economic News

Charleston | South Carolina | USA: In the Driver’s Seat

Since 2011, South Carolina’s auto industry has attracted over $5 billion in capital investment and created nearly 8,000 related jobs….

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Charleston’s Defense Sector Strength Showcased in USA Today

Despite the current negative news surrounding sequestration, Charleston’s defense sector hit USA Today headlines as a model for how the…

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Charleston Ranks in Top 10 for U.S. Job Recovery and Economic Growth

The reports are in and it’s official: Charleston is a top ten metro for job recovery and economic growth, according…

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Regional Planning, Activity on the Upswing

“Great planning leads to great results” has increasingly been the philosophy behind successful economic development. That spirit guided last year’s…

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Good News, By the Numbers

A round up of recent news items reminds us that good data drives economics, and vice versa. And Charleston’s regional economy…

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Region Responds to New Industrial Revolution

A recent article in the Washington Post shed new light on issues facing today’s manufacturers: often it’s not the competition…

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Hitting the Airwaves and Internet

Charleston earns a good bit of glowing travel press, which helps cast a halo on the CRDA’s business attraction activities. We…

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Grey Skies Are Gonna Clear Up

Area Development magazine recently ran a really helpful article on what we’ve come to call the “Digest of Uncertainty.”  Starting…

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Strong & Steady Growth in Charleston’s Economy

Recent news from the Brookings Institution placed Charleston’s manufacturing employment growth among the strongest in the nation between early 2010 and…

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Big Thinking Fuels SC Economy

The Charleston region received cheering trendlines this week, during two statewide gatherings. One occurred when University of South Carolina economists announced the…

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