Awards & Rankings

Outside Magazine - Best Towns 2017

Charleston ranked a “Best Place to Live” by Outside Magazine

Outside Magazine ranks Charleston | SC one of the "12 Best Places to Live" in the U.S. Continue reading
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Charleston ranked #1 city in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure

For the 7th consecutive year Travel + Leisure named Charleston the #1 city in the U.S. and ranked the 12th best city in the world! Continue reading

Charleston | SC – 2018 Best Performing City

Charleston | SC | USA ranks #16 in this year’s Best Performing Cities Index Milken Institute Continue reading

South Carolina ranked #5 Top States for Doing Business

South Carolina ranked #5 for “Top States for Doing Business” by Area Development Magazine. The 2018 ranking puts SC in the top 5 for six straight years. Continue reading

Charleston | SC voted #1 Small U.S. City by Condé Nast Traveler Readers

Charleston named the #1 “Best Small City in the U.S.” according to Condé Nast Traveler readers, for the 8th consecutive year. Continue reading

Charleston | SC ranks 4th on “America’s Biggest Boomtowns’ list by MagnifyMoney

Charleston | SC ranks 4th on “America’s Biggest Boomtowns’ list by MagnifyMoney. “Boomtowns” are defined as cities where “Americans are gathering now to take advantage of growing prosperity and improved lifestyles to achieve the American dream.” The Charleston metro ranks high on attracting workers, business growth, and workforce & earning. Continue reading

Fastest Growing Mid-Sized Metro Economies of 2017

Charleston’s economy just ranked the 9th fastest growing among mid-size metros by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Continue reading

Charleston ranked #1 city in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure

For the 6th consecutive year Travel + Leisure named Charleston the #1 city in the U.S. and ranked the 10th best city in the world! Continue reading

Charleston named a “Best Place to Start a Career” by WalletHub

The City of Charleston named a “Best Place to Start a Career” by WalletHub – using 27 metrics ranging from the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to workforce diversity. Continue reading

South Carolina ranked #3 best state in the U.S. to do business by Chief Executive

For 4th year in a row, Chief Executive ranks South Carolina #3 best state in the U.S. to do business based on annual CEO survey on business climate. Continue reading
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