Posted By Alan Donald @ Mar 16th 2010 9:00am In: Charleston


Container ship at the Port of Charleston...Because of increased business at the PORT of CHARLESTON! • The State Ports Authority reported that container volume increased by 7% last month (compared with the same month last year...

…because of BOEING! • One of three locations world-wide • Estimated to bring 3,800 jobs in the next seven years • New Facility: construction is underway with an estimated 3000 workers to build the plant; slated to open mid-2011 • Already invested $1 billion in our community, expansion is an additional $750 million investment

…because of CLEMSON WIND TURBINES! • $98 million investment • Job Creation: 121 construction jobs and 25 permanent jobs now and more to come in the future • International leader in the development of wind energy • Facility is unique in the US and around the world

…because of CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES! • 53 cruise ships will originate from Charleston • 16 cruise ships will make one-day port-of-call stops • $37 million economic impact on the region

…because of MAERSK! • World’s largest shipping line • Continue calling on the Port of Charleston until at least 2014 • Close to 20% of the SPA’s business 

…because of MSC RITA! • Largest container ship to tie up in the U.S. South Atlantic Coast • Will bring 52 ships per year to our port • Importance of harbor depth • Charleston has the deepest natural harbor in the South Atlantic

Recent Rankings for Charleston • Best Cities for Business, a top 50 MSA – MarketWatch (January 2010) • Most Livable Cities in America, first-place honors – U.S. Conference of Mayors (July 2009) • World's Smartest Cities, among top 10 for strong infrastructure, attractive economy and savvy urban planning – Forbes (December 2009) • Best Cities for Technology Jobs, among nation’s top 10 – Forbes (June 2009) • Next Cities: Best Places to Live & Work for Young Professionals, 2nd among cities population 100,000 to 200,000 – Next Generation Consulting (June 2009)

(Most of these news were contributed by Deb Meteraud of Genesis Technologies, Inc.

Comments have been closed for this post.
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.