Charleston is home to growing medical, business, industry, and technology sectors.
The Port of Charleston is one of the nation’s largest ports, and Charleston has become a center for information technology careers and entrepreneurship with the Charleston Digital Harbor. A primary medical center for the Southeast, Charleston County’s postsecondary institutions include the Medical University of South Carolina, the College of Charleston, the Citadel, Charleston Southern University, and Trident Technical College.
These abundant opportunities and resources along with the attraction of world-class arts, restaurants, beaches and rivers, a variety of sports teams, and a host of entertainment venues have led to a population boom and to recognitions including rankings as # 1 visitor destination in the U.S., #1 “Best City in the US” and #2 “Best City in the World” by Travel and Leisure,
Charleston By the Numbers
- Voted #1 city in the US by readers of Travel +
- Leisure magazine (Six years in a row)
- Offers beautiful beaches, historic city
and world renownedcultural events
- and culinary experience