Charleston In The News - August 2018 Edition
CHARLESTON RANKED NO. 1 CITY IN THE U.S. BY TRAVEL & LEISURE FOR 6TH YEAR IN A ROW
The Post & Courier - Dave Munday
Jul 10, 2018
Charleston is the No. 1 U.S. city for the sixth year in a row, as judged by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.
Charleston also made the publication’s list of the World’s Top 15 Cities. At No. 10, it’s the only U.S. city to make the cut this year. In 2016, Charleston was voted the world’s top city in that category.
The results of the annual World’s Best Awards survey were announced Tuesday morning on “The Today Show.”
FASTEST GROWING MID-SIZED METRO ECONOMIES OF 2017
July 19, 2018
Recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show which mid-sized metros have the fastest growing economies. Growth is measured by the percentage change in employment between the annual average of 2016 and 2017. Headlight Data ranks employment growth for 55 mid-sized metros (500,000 up to 1 million people) in the U.S.
In 2017, U.S. employment grew 1.4%. Among mid-sized metros, the highest growth is found in Provo (4.8%), Boise City (3.7%), and Stockton (3.7%). Ogden, Palm Bay, and Colorado Springs follow. Charleston, SC ranked as the 9th fastest growing mid-size metro area in 2017, having grown at a rate of 2.3%.
BOEING: LONG-TERM DEMAND FOR PLANES INCLUDING 787 DREAMLINER ON THE RISE
The Post & Courier - David Wren
July 18, 2018
The global market for Boeing Co.’s commercial airplanes — including the 787 Dreamliner built in North Charleston — continues to grow, with emerging markets in Asia and elsewhere helping to boost projected demand to 42,730 jets worth $6.3 trillion over the next 20 years.
The Chicago-based planemaker released its annual forecast Tuesday at the Farnborough International Airshow near London. It represents a 4.1% increase in the number of expected airplane deliveries compared with the 2017 outlook.
“The commercial aviation market is strong and growing,” Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said on Twitter.
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