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


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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