Awards & Rankings

Charleston ranked #4 Best Performing U.S. metro for high tech GDP growth

The Milken Institute ranked the Charleston metro 4th in the nation for high tech GDP growth over the past five years. Sectors contributing to Charleston’s performance include: aerospace, manufacturing, and increased volume at the Port. Continue reading

#1 Travel Destination in the United States

Charleston was voted #1 Best City in the United States for the fourth year in a row and #2 World’s Best City, due to its amenities and lifestyle attributes, according to Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Reader’s Choice survey. Continue reading

Best City in U.S. & Canada, & #2 World’s Best City

Charleston took home Travel & Leisure's top honor for favorite North American City and #2 City in the World due to its inviting hotels, excellent dining, and unique historical attractions. Continue reading

#3, Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs 2013

Charleston ranked #3 in the 'small cities' category of the '30 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs' due to its IT jobs availability, high growth rates, and the Charleston Digital Corridor. Continue reading

Charleston ranks #9 for job recovery amongst U.S. metros

The region outpaced major metros such as Dallas, New York and San Francisco in employment, output (GDP) and housing growth to achieve a #9 ranking for job recovery among the 100 largest U.S. metro areas. Continue reading

Top 25 Places to Retire (Summerville)

CNNMoney touted charm, affordability, medical centers, and median home prices as reasons why Summerville was ranked one of the nation's top 25 places to retire. Continue reading

#9 Best Performing U.S. metro for high tech & economic growth

The Milken Institute ranked Charleston in the top ten for job recovery and economic growth, and 4th in the U.S. for high-tech industry output. Continue reading

Best Cities for Job Growth

Charleston region ranked 8th, up 17 spots from last year. Continue reading
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America’s Favorite Cities

Charleston ranks #1 noteworthy neighborhoods, friendly people Continue reading
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