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America's Best Cities For Global Trade 2015

Charleston, SC

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Written by Haylle Sok

CHARLESTON, South Carolina
Population: 127,999
Unemployment: 5.8 percent
Population Growth Since 2010: 6.3 percent

Charleston’s 6.6 percent export growth since 2008 ranks 25th in the nation and is in large part due to its growing status as a hub for information technology jobs and corporations (Blackbaud, SPARC). The Milken Institute ranked the city as the ninth best performing economy in large part because of the growing IT sector, which has been nurtured by the Charleston Digital Corridor, a community-sourced initiative that attracts and promotes the region’s tech economy.