For companies seeking to enter or expand in the U.S., we are here to guide you through the process. This innovative community offers the energy and excitement of a region on the rise, and proximity to nearly one-third of the U.S. market located within 500 miles (800 km) of the Charleston region.
Global trade and investment are driving the Charleston region's continued success. From the Port of Charleston to the automotive industry to tourism, Charleston's industries are global in nature - with international competitors, supply chains, R&D, and talent.
Attracting and supporting foreign direct investment (FDI) is a foundational element of our market's global competitiveness.
Flag size represents the total number of companies for each country of origin within a specific county. Locations are only a representation of operations in the county and are not meant to show a specific location.
SOURCE: CBR/CMCC 2018
Entering a new market can be daunting, and we want to make it as easy as possible. The CRDA provides resources and extra support for international companies taking their first steps into the U.S. market.
With a cost of living near the U.S. average, the Charleston metro offers an affordable cost of living, especially when compared to other fast-growing communities. This is a vibrant place to live, work, and play, with a range of housing options for every budget and lifestyle.
We hope you find buildings/sites that accommodate your needs, and we also encourage you to contact the CRDA to ensure you are aware of all options that fit your unique project parameters, including startup and co-working spaces.