Charleston | South Carolina | USA is home, workplace and inspiration to more than 802,000 voices, talents, passions and ideas. three quarters of a million people who are globally connected through trade, technology and travel - and locally engaged to craft a legacy for the future.
Ten Canadian firms operate in the three-county Charleston region, including manufacturing, biopharmaceutical R&D, distribution centers, and headquarters. The region's growing international community includes the following industry leaders:
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. Nonstop flights to Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto depart daily from nearby Charlotte and Atlanta international airports, and seasonally from Charleston to Toronto on Porter Airlines.
Source: Charleston Center for Business Research
An international travel destination, Charleston is consistently voted the number one city in the U.S. and number two on the World's Best Cities list by top travel magazines. South Carolina offers a moderate climate year-round. It's geographically diverse, offering an easy drive from the ocean to the mountains in just 3 to 4 hours.
Charleston is renowned for beautiful architecture, award-winning restaurants, arts, culture, and independent shops and boutiques. The Charleston region welcomes thousands of new residents each year — bringing new ideas, diversity and passion to a thriving, international community. Professional hockey, soccer, and baseball teams, college and university teams, and an array of annual races, tennis, and golf tournaments satisfy even the most die-hard sports fans and athletes.
Residents enjoy a lifestyle that strikes the perfect balance between work and play — and a warm climate, culture, food, attractive cost of living, European sensibilities, miles of beaches, diverse housing options, one of the best medical hubs in the Southeast U.S.A., and RBC-affiliated ATMs. Visit Living Here to learn more.
“Charleston offers considerable opportunities and benefits to our business. TD has long been focused on the role local economies have on small businesses and consumers, and we are dedicated to helping both grow and be successful.”
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) offers high quality programs of international education to a worldwide community of schools. The IBO, founded in 1968, is a recognized leader in the field of international education. It is a non-profit, mission-driven foundation that works with approximately 4,000 schools to develop and offer challenging programs to more than 829,000 students in 150 countries.
Unlike a national curriculum, IB programmes reflect the best practice of a range of different educational frameworks and curricula. It encourages students to be internationally-minded and to think beyond their immediate environment. IB World Schools in the Charleston Region
|AEterna Zentaris||50 to 99||Specialty biopharmaceutical company commercializing and developing therapeutics and diagnostic tests; North American business & global commercial ops HQ (SC Launch company)|
|BID Group/Comact USA||100 to 249||Manufacture wood-processing equipment|
|Blue Acorn iCi||50 to 99||Full service digital commerce and strategy agency|
|CGI||50 to 99||IT and business consulting including systems engineering|
|Garda||100 to 249||Detective & armored car services|
|Gildan Activewear||500 to 999||Import and distribution of apparel to mass merchandisers and retailers; Corporate Offices for Retail Business|
|Gyro Trac (USA) Inc.||10 to 19||Industrial machinery and equip mfg; mulching & land clearing equipment mfg; North American HQ|
|Hawthorne Services/WSP||250 to 499||Aviation fuel services and support of state and federal facilities|
|Hood Packaging Corp.||50 to 99||Recyclable woven polypropylene packaging manufacturer|
|Meridian Brick||20 to 49||Brick and structural clay tile manufacturing and distribution|
|Stantec||20 to 49||Consulting engineering|
|TD Bank N.A.||250 to 499||Banking & financial services|
|WSP USA||10 to 19||Engineering services|
|Source: Center for Business Research, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2020|