The Charleston region welcomes new residents and companies from all over the world each year–bringing new ideas, diversity and passion to a thriving, international community. Attracting and supporting foreign companies is a foundational element of our region’s global competitiveness strategy. More than 180 international companies operate in the Charleston metro, and more than 54,350 people born abroad call Charleston home. Our community is committed to ensuring we have the support and resources needed for all businesses and people to flourish.

Global Connectivity Snapshot