What is One Region?
One Region serves as a roadmap for our community now and into the future. It is a values-based, global competitiveness strategy for the three-county Charleston region.
Launched in 2016 and informed by a diverse range of public, private, nonprofit, and educational leaders, the strategy calls for thinking and acting as a unified region in order to become a globally competitive place where all people and businesses flourish.
Being globally competitive requires that we invest in our region, as much as we promote to the outside world. With a strong economy and tremendous momentum, it is essential to address the challenges that come with fast-paced job creation and ensure they do not derail future economic opportunities for all. The strategy places Charleston on track to accomplish the vision of being a truly global community, embodying the attributes of the world’s most compelling places.
Strategic Planning Process
The strategic planning process took six months to complete and resulted in three in-depth reports:
– Competitive Assessment: provides a detailed evaluation of the region’s competitive strengths and areas for improvement
– Target Industry Clusters and Competencies: identifies the target audiences of economic development activities and community enhancements for the next five years
– Strategic Action Plan: provides a vision, goals, and detailed tactics for addressing critical community challenges, advancing target clusters and competencies, and coordinating activities so we act as One Region to achieve the community’s vision
Visit The Strategy page to download an executive summary.