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Economic Community Data

The Charleston Region’s economy has undergone a significant shift from a military/defense-dependent economy to one now more diversified and anchored around the activities of the Port of Charleston, multi-billion dollar visitor industry, healthcare industry, growing manufacturing sector and military.

While Joint Base Charleston is still the region’s largest employer, a variety of industries make up the other top employers including healthcare companies (i.e. Medical University of South Carolina, Roper St. Francis and Trident Health System) manufacturing companies (i.e. The Boeing Company, Robert Bosch LLC, Nucor Steel and Kapstone Charleston Kraft LLC)  and tech companies (i.e.Blackbaud Inc. and BenefitFocus).

Major Employers- Charleston, SC Metro Area



Additional Resources:

Charleston Regional Development Alliance
BCD Council of Governments
SC Department of Commerce
Census Bureau
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Regional Competitiveness Center