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The Charleston area continues to carve out an impressive reputation regionally and nationally.

The Charleston DMA is a top 100 media market in the U.S. (#95). According to the Census Bureau, the tri-county area was the 12th-fastest-growing metropolitan area in the nation. Berkeley and Dorchester counties made a top-100 list of fastest-growing U.S. counties. And Mt. Pleasant was named the ninth-fastest-growing large city in 2013.

The area continues to be magnet for tourism, consistently ranking as a top choice amongst the readers of Conde Nast magazine (#1 in the world in 2012) and its burgeoning food and dining scene is making headlines nationally as well. It's also an attractive area for businesses highlighted by Boeing's investment in the area. Healthcare and hospitality remain large employers and the digital landscape looks bright with the growth and expansion of companies like Benefitfocus and PeopleMatter and the establishment of the Dig South interactive festival.


258,760 households are estimated for 2011 in Charleston-North Charleston MSA, representing a projected 10.1% growth rate between 2006-2011.


The population in Charleston-North Charleston MSA area is estimated to be 656,130 in 2011 representing a projected growth rate of 8.2% between 2006-2011.


Source: Article excerpted from the Center for Business Research, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2003, with additional information from The Post and Courier: Census ups and downs, 6/21/06; No. 33 of nation’s fastest growing, 3/17/06

The Charleston-North Charleston MSA is comprised of Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties. Source: 2006 Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. Washington, DC


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