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

NEWSWIRE

Robby Robbins- CMCC Infrastructure Visioning Task Force Chairman- #FIXSCROADS momentum is building. about 1 day ago READ MORE

We have 41k miles of road in SC, 4th largest road network in the nation.- Senator Larry Grooms #FIXSCROADS about 1 day ago READ MORE

RT @lizsegrist: SCDOT Sec. Janet Oakley said state has 287 transportation projects worth $1.5 billion under construction currently @CRBJ @C… about 1 day ago READ MORE

We have to compete globally and we need a 21st century transportation system - Janet Oakley SCDOT #FIXSCROADS #SORCHS about 1 day ago READ MORE

RT @lizsegrist: SCDOT Sec. Janet Oakley: state needs bridges rehabbed or replaced, less congestion in #chs region, better roads @CRBJ @Chas… about 1 day ago READ MORE

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