Awards & Rankings

South Carolina #9 in Top 10 Pro-Business States

South Carolina was ranked on 32 factors relative to state efforts to be pro-business and exhibited leadership in producing the best business environment, and thus the best opportunities for job growth and economic prosperity. Continue reading

South Carolina #3 for doing business in the United States

The state received more than 200 mentions from consultants when asked to rank the “top 5” states for business environment, labor climate, and infrastructure/global access. Continue reading

Charleston MSA ranks #2 in South Atlantic for economic growth & #14 overall in U.S.

“Recession Busting” success attributed to $1.4 billion in new capital investment and 5,500 new jobs from mid-2009 to mid-2011. Continue reading

Charleston is #1 U.S. metro for manufacturing job growth

Charleston experienced the largest growth in manufacturing jobs of any US metro area, from Q1 2010 to Q4 2011. Continue reading

2012 Best Places for Jobs

Forbes ranks Charleston MSA #5 among U.S. mid-size metros and #29 overall as a best place for jobs. Continue reading

2011 Best Performing Cities

Charleston MSA ranked #11, up from #19 in 2010 Continue reading

Brain Gainer metros

Charleston Metro listed as #1 brain gainer for highest growth in adults with college degrees Continue reading
Outside Magazine - Best Towns 2017

Best Towns of 2011

Charleston ranked 5th Continue reading

Best Places for Business & Careers

Charleston MSA ranked in top 50 Continue reading

World’s Best City

Charleston ranked #3 in the world Continue reading
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