With the most productive and efficient seaport in North America, an integrated rail and highway system, and an international airport, Charleston provides seamless connections to the global marketplace. Our central location, roughly halfway between New York and Miami, offers prime access to the U.S. Southeast.
“Charleston meets the needs of today’s global shipping industry, particularly as large vessels are deployed to East Coast trade routes. Our South Atlantic location is a significant driver of the Port of Charleston’s above-market average cargo volume growth, offering proximity to the fastest growing population in the U.S., as well as a booming manufacturing economy.” – Jim Newsome, South Carolina Ports Authority president and CEO"
Charleston's powerful infrastructure supports everything from Google's state-of-the-art data center to Daimler's world-class manufacturing operation. With highly advanced and reliable telecommunications, abundant and affordable electricity, and plentiful water and wastewater capacity, Charleston provides your company a true competitive edge.
The Charleston region features fiber optic, digital, and IP-based networks that offer businesses highly reliable communications services – from the latest feature-rich voice and data services to advanced wireless solutions – all provided by leaders in the telecommunications industry. We offer a growing number of Gigabit communities.
Businesses in the Charleston area have access to enterprise-class data center services with secure, fully redundant, carrier-neutral co-location facilities; public, private and hybrid Cloud solutions; and managed services including disaster recovery, managed network security, and application and web hosting. Area businesses leverage these services to minimize downtime for their mission-critical systems and applications.
South Carolina power generators use numerous fuel sources – oil, coal, nuclear, hydroelectric, natural gas and methane – to provide an abundant, reliable energy supply.
Water is a defining feature of the Charleston area. Companies here have access to an abundant, high-quality supply of fresh water to meet both current and future demands. Water obtained through area lakes, rivers and wells (primarily the Edisto River and the Bushy Park Reservoir), eliminates the expense of sourcing water from elsewhere.