Awards & Rankings


South Carolina ranked No. 8 Best State for Small Businesses

Top 10 Best States for Small Businesses in 2023 Continue reading

Folly Beach Ranked No. 9 on the list of The South’s Best Small Towns

Only 12 miles south of Charleston's historic downtown, the little town of Folly Beach boasts an easygoing, barefoot sensibility that feels a bit more California than Carolina. Continue reading

Charleston Ranked No. 1 spot on the list of The South’s Best Cities 2023

The Holy City stays at the top of this list year after year. Continue reading

Charleston Ranked #35 Happiest Cities in America

The study examined categories including emotional and physical well-being, income and employment, and community and environment. Continue reading

Charleston ranks as #1 Minor-League Market in the U.S

Riding the strength and longevity of its baseball, soccer, and hockey teams, Charleston is the first Southern region to top SBJ’s minor league markets rankings. Continue reading

South Carolina golf named best in the country – top 5 in the world

The International Association of Golf Travel Operators (IAGTO) named South Carolina among the top five golf destinations in the world for 2023. The Palmetto State is the only US destination to make the global Golf Destination of the Year list. Continue reading

Charleston Among Top 12 U.S. Fishing Cities

Charleston sits at the confluence of three different rivers. It’s surrounded by tidal creeks and salt marshes, all eventually leading to the Atlantic Ocean. If there ever was a city that’s tailor-made for fishing, Charleston comes pretty close. Continue reading

South Carolina #19 State to Start a Business

Forbes Advisor analyzed 18 key metrics across five categories to determine which states are the best and worst to start a business in 2023. Their ranking takes into consideration factors that impact businesses and their ability to succeed, such as business costs, business climate, economy, workforce and financial accessibility in each state. Continue reading

Charleston #2 on list of ‘Best Food Destinations’ in the U.S.

If eating, snacking, and more eating are at the heart of your itinerary, you’ll find some of the best local flavors in Charleston, SC. Continue reading

Charleston Named the Best Place for Veterans to Live After Leaving Service

This beautifully preserved, Southern city is known for both its history and hospitality, not to mention access to the Atlantic Ocean from its many barrier islands. The city is dotted with plenty of green spaces and trails. Additionally, there’s a large military community in the area with Joint Base Charleston just a half-hour drive from the center of town. Continue reading
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