Charleston-North Charleston Community Profile – New key statistics on population, race, growth and employment

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The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce has released a new report (April 20, 2018) showing how Charleston-North Charleston fair against the rest of South Carolina and the nation.? Here are some key statistics in education, demographics, growth and employment.

Complete Study and Findings Report

Employers by Size of Company (Number of employees)

Unemployment Rates

Age Range of Current Residents

Population by Race

Population by Gender

Population Growth

Top Employers


Highest Academic Achievement

Academic Institutions



South Carolina Chamber Announces 2016 Best Places To Work

Media Release:? COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Best Companies Group, and SC Biz are proud to announce the 2016 Best Places To Work in South Carolina. Now in its 11th year, 60 companies have been selected to receive the Best Places To Work award for 2016 at the August 4th event. At the August 4th event, companies will also find out their ranking (1-36 for small/medium and 1-24 for large employer). Out of the 60 companies named, 37 are State Chamber Members. State Chamber President Ted Pitts Released the following statement congratulating the winners:

“South Carolina is full of great places to work because our employers across the state understand what it takes to attract and keep good people. Our South Carolina business community is only as good as the companies that are part of it and this list is a strong showing of how many topnotch workplaces there are in the state. The State Chamber is proud to represent many of the companies on this list and we applaud those that have been selected for this year’s award. We look forward to recognizing your achievements in August.”

Small/Medium Employer Winners (15-249 U.S. employees)

Accelera Solutions, North Charleston
*Bauknight Pietras & Stormer, P.A., Columbia
Ceterus, Inc., Charleston
*CF Evans Construction, Orangeburg
*Find Great People, Greenville
*First Reliance Bank, Florence
Hawkes Learning, Mount Pleasant
*Hire Dynamics, Greenville
*Human Technologies, Inc., Greenville
*Infinity Marketing, Greenville
JEAR Logistics, LLC, Mount Pleasant
KeyMark, Liberty
Kleinschmidt Associates, Lexington
*McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, Greenville
*Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports and Tourism, Columbia
*Molina Healthcare of SC, North Charleston
*Mount Pleasant Waterworks, Mount Pleasant
*O’Neal Inc., Greenville
*Palmetto Technology Group, Greenville
PhishLabs, Charleston
*Quality BusinessSolutions, Inc., Travelers Rest
Recruiting Solutions, Columbia
*Rhythmlink International, LLC, Columbia
Rosenfeld Einstein, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company, Greenville
*Scott and Company LLC, Columbia
*SCRA, Summerville
Sentar, Charleston
*South Carolina Education Lottery, Columbia
Southern Diversified Distributors, Charleston
*Spirit Communications, Columbia
*The Brandon Agency, Myrtle Beach
*Thomas & Hutton, Mt. Pleasant
*Trehel Corporation, Greenville
Turner Agency Insurance, Greenville
VantagePoint Marketing, Greenville
*VC3, Columbia

Large Employer Winners (250+ US employees)

BNC Bank, Myrtle Beach
*Charleston Water System, Charleston
*Cherry Bekaert LLP, Greenville
CPI Security, Columbia
*Denny’s, Spartanburg
Edward Jones, Florence
*Elliott Davis Decosimo, Greenville
Fred Anderson Toyota of Charleston, Charleston
*Hubbell Lighting, Inc., Greenville
IHG, North Charleston
Lash Group, Fort Mill
*Life Cycle Engineering, Charleston
*McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC, Columbia
*Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union, Columbia
*Sage Automotive Interiors, Inc., Greenville
*ScanSource, Inc., Greenville
*Select Health of South Carolina, Charleston
*Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, Inc, West Columbia
South Carolina Federal Credit Union, North Charleston
*SYNNEX Corporation, Greenville
*Terminix Service, Inc., Columbia
TidePointe, a Vi Community, Hilton Head
T-Mobile USA, Charleston
Total Quality Logistics, Daniel Island

*Denotes South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce Member.

Best Mid-Size Cities for Jobs 2016 – Charleston/North Charleston #7

In the 2016 Forbes Survey for Best Cities for Jobs in 2016, Charleston / North Charleston ranked #7 for mid-size non-farming jobs growth in the United States.? The annual assessment reviews large, mid-size and small cities.? In fact, three South Carolina regions made the 2016 list.

421 cities were ranked based on employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2004 through 2015. Rankings are based on recent growth trends, mid-term growth, long-term growth and the region’s momentum. (source:?

The top cities in this category in order of ranking include:

  • Provo-Orem, Utah
  • Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas/Missouri
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Ogden-Clearfield, Colorado
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
  • Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina
  • Boise City, Idaho
  • Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Stockton-Lodi, California
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Fresno, California
  • Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, South Carolina
  • Trenton, New Jersey
  • North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida

Compiled Statistical Overview of Charleston / North Charleston, SC provided by Forbes.

Forbes Statistical Overview
Forbes Statistical Overview

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