South Carolina ranked #9 out of the Top 10 Pro-Business States in the USSOURCE: Pollina Corporate, July 2014
Pollina's Corporate's annual 50-state ranking indicates how well each state has positioned itself to retain and create jobs; in the 2014 report, South Carolina ranked #9 out of the Top 10 Pro-Business states.
#1 Travel destination in North America, #2 in the WorldSOURCE: Travel + Leisure, June 2014
Charleston took home Travel & Leisure's top honor for favorite North American travel destination and 2nd best in the world due to its inviting hotels, excellent dining, and unique historical attractions.
Charleston named in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in US Metro Areas ReportSOURCE: Brookings Institute, June 2014
In a report on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in US Metro Areas, Charleston ranked #9 for Metro Areas in which Foreign Owned Enterprises (FOEs) account for the largest share of private employment.
Leading Locations for 2014: The MSAs with Strongest Prime Work Force GrowthSOURCE: Area Development, June 2014
Among the 379 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) surveyed across the United States, Charleston ranked 22 among the "Leading Locations for 2014" that are poised to capitalize on economic and work force growth.
Charleston ranked among 2014 Best Cities for Job GrowthSOURCE: New Geography, May 2014
Five measures of growth were used to rank 398 metro areas across the United States; Charleston ranked #17 among the 92 "midsize" (ranging from 150,000 to 450,000 jobs) best cities for job growth.
Charleston #2 of America’s Most Exciting Mid-Size CitiesSOURCE: Movoto Real Estate, March 2014
Of the 117 cities surveyed across the United States, Charleston ranked #2 of the Most Exciting Mid-sized Cities (defined as 120,000 to 210,000 residents). Ranking criteria ranged widely from the number of live music venues per capita, to the number of parks, to the percentage of young residents aged 20 to 34.
South Carolina #4 Best State to Achieve the American Dream of Economic ProsperitySOURCE: Business Climate Blog, March 2014
South Carolina ranked among the Top 10 states in the US that have experienced success in creating conditions that enable residents to achieve their "American Dream", particularly in regards to areas such as job environment, job benefits, material prosperity and financial security.