Charleston in the News - October 2018
Charleston, SC typically receives national recognition for its historic charm and tourism appeal, but increasingly, attention is being given to its recent and anticipated growth (and how to help manage it) as exemplified by the following news items:
CHARLESTON RANKED 4TH BIGGEST "BOOMTOWN" AMONG TOP 100 U.S. METROS
August 6, 2018
Magnify Money has ranked Charleston 4th - among top 100 metros and just behind Austin TX, Provo UT, and Raleigh NC - for having experienced the biggest business growth, work opportunity expansion and influx of talent over the 2011-2016 period, based on the most recently available information from US Census American Community Survey and County Business Patterns data. This makes Charleston what it considers to be a new “boomtown” – a place where people are migrating to chase the American dream of increased prosperity and improved lifestyle. Read More Here.
TALENT DEMAND STUDY PREDICTS 35,000 MORE JOBS FOR THE CHARLESTON METRO AREA OVER NEXT 5 YEARS
Charleston Regional Development Alliance
October 2, 2018
A 2018 update of the Talent Demand Study released by the Charleston Metro Chamber and the Charleston Regional Development Alliance forecasts that close to 35,000 new jobs - 32% more than the previous five-year job growth prediction made in 2016 - will be added to the Charleston Metro area over the next five years. It also identifies the fastest-growing and most in-demand occupations as well as anticipated talent supply gaps. Read More Here.
NEW MOBILE APP RELEASED FOR LOWCOUNTRY GO COMMUTER PROGRAM
September 6, 2018
Tri-County commuters can now download the new, easy-to-use Lowcountry Go mobile app to find safe ride share opportunities with carpool and vanpool partners, first and last mile connections, transit route information and other travel options, as well as save money and help reduce traffic congestion and environmental impacts. Registered users can also track their savings and reduced impacts and compete with others while doing so. This app has been launched in time for the inaugural LowGoTober Commuter Challenge, scheduled for October 15-19. Read More Here.