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Charleston offers the workforce and talent companies need to succeed and grow. Even with recent successes such as Boeing, Volvo, and Daimler expanding in the market, Charleston MSA’s labor pool offers more opportunities for continued business growth. Since 2010, it has grown 3 times faster than the U.S. average and twice as fast as South Carolina’s average.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Source: SC Works
Source: Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Source: Charleston Center for Business Research
% of population 25+
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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
We offer employers a workforce development advantage, with strong, aligned and collaborative partnerships that support the entire workforce pipeline, including workforce recruiting and training programs, at little or no cost to qualifying companies. In fiscal year 2019, ReadySC, a free, customized workforce training program for companies creating new, high wage jobs in the Charleston region, trained more than 2,000 skilled workers for 88 local manufacturers and suppliers.
Property tax incentives, sales tax exemptions, and special discretionary incentives at the local and state levels. Plus, there are many ways to reduce, or even eliminate, your company's corporate income taxes.view incentives
The Charleston region is home to more than 20 colleges and universities that produce highly-skilled talent, drive groundbreaking research and technological breakthroughs, and build a globally competitive market. We are nurturing locally grown innovation, aligning education with business, and commercializing technologies.
Ensures all S.C. employers have access to the information and technical assistance they need to create demand-driven registered apprenticeship programs – an “earn while you learn” training model combining structured on the job training, job-related education, and a scalable wage progression.
Supports existing S.C. companies by offsetting a portion of the cost associated with the retraining of qualifying employees. Retraining approved and coordinated by local technical college. Application to the Coordinating Council for Economic Development is required for consideration ($500 application fee)
State-funded program, readySC is provided at little or no cost. Customized workforce recruitment, assessment, training development, management and implementation services to qualifying companies, from one of the oldest and most experienced workforce training programs in the United States.
The goal of the South Carolina Future Makers initiative is to expose and connect the next generation in the state of South Carolina to all of the opportunities it has to offer, close the STEM skills gap, and ultimately retain talent for future economic development and regional prosperity.
Provided through the Trident One-Stop Career System, SC Works offers employment-related services available to both job seekers and employers. Services help eliminate or reduce the costs of employee recruitment, screening and testing.
The Charleston region is home to more than 20 colleges and universities that train the local workforce, drive groundbreaking research and technological breakthroughs, and build a globally competitive market.
Nurturing locally grown innovation.view all colleges view education resources
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