Overview

Live and Work in Charleston

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, on of the top 5 “Best City to Start a Business Right Now” by Inc. Magazine, one of the top ten fastest growing cities for software and internet/technology growth, and 4th of best midsize U.S. metropolitan areas for jobs in 2017.

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
  • landmarks and world renowned cultural events
  • and culinary experience