Metro Charleston Export Plan
World Trade Center Charleston was 1 of 8 cities selected to participate in the Metropolitan Export Initiative (MEI) launched by The Brookings Institution. This significant effort is aimed at helping the nation and its regions and firms take action on exporting.
A 7-year strategy and implementation plan focused on increasing the number and scope of exports from the Charleston region. This aggressive plan calls for growing exports from 12% to 20% of the metro’s economy and job growth of more than 6,000 by the year of 2020.
As a part of the Metropolitan Export Initiative program launched by the Brookings Institute, the Metro Export Plan will help our community develop regional export strategies and act as a guide for a broad-scale implementation of these strategies.
The Charleston Metro Export Plan is a policy memo, market assessment, export strategy and implementation plan focused on the Charleston metro region. The plan is a collaborative effort developed by a wide spectrum of leaders from both the private and public sector.
In moving forward, the plan will assist the regional business and political leaders in creating and implementing a customized export plan that will target growth and increase the region’s international exports.