Working in Charleston

The Charleston metro is thriving with unprecedented business growth and economic diversification, with both multinational corporations and fast-growing startups taking advantage of our globally competitive business environment. In addition to the port, aerospace and automotive manufacturing, other leading economic drivers include: healthcare, higher education, high tech, and tourism.

Charleston offers the workforce and talent companies need to succeed and grow. From 2010 to 2016, our skilled labor pool has grown four times faster than the U.S. average and twice as fast as South Carolina’s average. A steady stream of well-educated young talent, who come for jobs – or create their own firms in our business-friendly community – are helping to boost that number, and in turn their entrepreneurial energy creates new job opportunities for all.