Charleston | South Carolina | USA


Charleston | South Carolina | USA is home, workplace and inspiration to more than 830,000 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.

As a result of the South Carolina-Israel Collaboration Initiative, in October 2013, during the U.S.-Israel Neurotechnology Business Exchange, South Carolina became the only southeastern state and only one of six in the U.S., to sign a bilateral research and development agreement with the State of Israel. It has a unique built-in funding mechanism that is administered jointly by the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) and MATIMOP, the Israeli Industry Center for R&D. Working in partnership, they identify, qualify and finance South Carolina and Israel entities to collaborate in industrial R&D projects.

Several different types of Israeli firms operate in the three-county Charleston region.

Strategic Location

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 Tel Aviv depart daily from nearby Boston and Atlanta international airports.


More than one-third of the U.S. population resides within
500 miles (800 km) of the Charleston region.

you're in good company here


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 soccer, hockey, 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.

Dan Touitou


"When it came time for NeuroQuest to harvest 20 years of neurological research and select a location for U.S. operations, Charleston was the logical choice. Establishing overseas operations can be difficult, but the support we received from the investment, scientific and business communities here has been overwhelmingly positive and a catalyst to advance our company."



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

Public schools

Private school


Israeli Companies

Elbit Systems of America, LLC250 to 499Defense electronics assembly and integration into Ground Combat Vehicles
ICL Specialty Fertilizers50 to 99Controlled release fertilizer manufacturing
Nanobébé20 to 49U.S. Headquarters for infant-feeding systems manufacturer
Source: Charleston Regional Development Alliance, 2021

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