Market Research


Bureau of Labor and Statistics collects, analyzes, and disseminates essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.


Charleston Regional Development Alliance serves as a catalyst for long-term, sustainable economic growth in our three-county region. The Charleston Community Guide offers an overview of what makes our community special and provides helpful resources. Knowing the importance of working together to value and support Charleston's global connections, the Global Connectivity Snapshot (PDF) serves as a data summary tool to help others understand their importance

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Charleston Regional Competitiveness Center provides economic, demographic, and workforce data on the Charleston Region.


Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is a free online data resource repository for rich information on the Charleston metro area, providing users with the significant leading indicators, research and data trends they need to make both business and policy decisions. See also the Chamber's 2017 Economic Outlook Forecast.

Construction Quarterly

The Construction Quarterly is a publication of the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments. Inside this publication, you will find an in-depth analysis of building permits and construction trends around the region for the previous quarter.

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The King Street Profile is intended to provide a snapshot of overall King Street health. More information is available upon request. The database is updated by walking the length of King Street from Broad to Spring Street and taking inventory of vacant and/or transitioning storefronts, talking to retailers/owners/operators, and generally surveying the King Street Experience.

One Region

The One Region Strategic Plan (PDF) was developed by Avalanche Consulting and McCallum Sweeney Consulting in partnership with the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, and community stakeholders.


View the 2017 Regional Economic Scorecard by Charleston Regional Development Alliance (PDF).

Since 2010, the annual Regional Economic Scorecard has provided clarity on this region’s ability to compete in a rapidly changing global economy.


The United States Census Bureau is a comprehensive source of data about the nation's people and economy.

Review some Fast Facts and Population Estimates from the City of Charleston.