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2020: Charleston’s Economic Year-in-Review

December 30, 2020

2020: Charleston’s Economic Year-in-Review

2020 started out strong with an active project pipeline and high hopes for the year ahead. Then, as the historic COVID-19 pandemic hit the Charleston region, CRDA quickly realized this is a year unlike any other, as seemingly overnight it altered economic development and how we all conduct business.

Years of economic momentum, thoughtful leadership, and a focus on industry diversification have helped our three-county region weather this global crisis and except for hospitality, our industry sectors returned in August to pre-COVID employment levels.

Charleston ranks among the nation’s fastest-growing metros for job creation, forecasted to add 28,000 new jobs in the next five years. Here is more good news to highlight from the Charleston region this year:

These news articles represent just a handful of the many developments and noteworthy events that occurred in Charleston in the past year. To keep up with all of the news in the Charleston region, keep an eye on CRDA’s news page and social channels. As we move into 2021, we have plenty of reasons to believe that Charleston | SC will continue to see recovery and growth. After all, Charleston | SC is a great place to do business.

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