Rankings and Recognition






#2 Top State for Conducting Business


South Carolina tied for #2 (with Georgia)


Area Development Summer 2013


Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs 2013


Charleston ranked #3 in ‘Small Cities’ category


Under30CEO.com March 2013


Top Ten for Job Recovery among U.S. Metros


Charleston ranked #9 for job recovery among the 100 largest U.S. metro areas


Brookings Institution Metro Monitor December 2012

Top Ten for Job Recovery among U.S. Metros


Charleston ranked #9 Best Performing U.S. Metro for high tech and economic growth


Milken’s Best Performing Cities Index 2012 January 2013

#1 City in the World


Charleston ranked Best City in the World


Conde Nast Traveler October 2012

#1 Destination in the U.S.


Charleston ranked #1


Conde Nast Traveler October 2012


Top 25 Places to Retire


Summerville


CNN Money October 2012





#2 Top State for Doing Business


South Carolina ranked #2


Area Development Fall 2012


#2 in South Atlantic for Economic Growth & #14 Overall in U.S.


5,500 new jobs and $1.4 billion in new capital investment from mid-2009 to mid-2011


Area Development July 2012

#1 U.S. Metro for manufacturing Job Growth


Charleston experienced largest growth in manufactuing jobs from Q1 2010 to Q4 2011


Brookings Institution Report May 2012

2012 Best Places for Jobs


Charleston MSA #5 among U.S. mid-size metros and #29 overall

Forbes.com May 2011

World's Best City


Charleston ranked #3 in the world


CNNGo October 2011

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