A Growing Destination for International Businesses
For three of the last four years, South Carolina ranked first nationally for jobs created by new and expanding international firms (per capita). More than 183 international companies employ 16,000+ people in the Charleston Region.
Global Fluency Efforts
The Charleston Region has launched, and continues to expand and promote, the CharlestonCommunityGuide.com as a central resource hub for those relocating to the area.
We are working with our local, regional, and state partners to expand engagement efforts and resources available for current and future international residents during their transitions to the US.
Our community is connecting with existing training programs to outline the regional needs for global fluency training, in turn making our community more welcoming and resourceful.
Signage & Markers
The region's community leaders and stakeholders are in discussions regarding the need for international wayfinding and signaling.
Storytelling & Education
We are committed to supporting and promoting the region's global fluency communications campaign and participating in storytelling efforts to further reach our international community.
Coordination & Leadership
Of the top priorities, one objective includes developing a mission and organizational structure for a centralized international resource center - with the CRDA leading the way.
Of the 20+ international employers in the County, company operations include industrial sectors ranging from biotechnology to manufacturing. The following are among the County's largest employers. A comprehensive listing of the employers that have selected Dorchester County for their international location is available upon request.