Our region values balancing growth with nurturing our unique character.

The Charleston region’s culture and natural environment are its most valuable assets. During the One Region planning process, stakeholders emphasized the value that they place on being intentional so that the things that make the region special are preserved even as economic momentum continues. Quality of place and affordability are influenced by this regional value.

  • Ensure that creative and cultural organizations can continue to prosper
  • Adopt a cohesive, regional approach to planning for the natural environment
  • Focus employment centers in proximity to population centers

In the News – Growth & Character

S.C. delegation advocates for rural broadband funding

S.C. delegation advocates for rural broadband funding

S.C. delegation advocates for rural broadband funding South Carolina’s congressional delegation exhorted U.S. House and Senate leadership in a letter to help expand affordable broadband access via.. Read More →
SC Housing authorizes $5 Million for COVID-19 rental assistance

SC Housing authorizes $5 Million for COVID-19 rental assistance

South Carolina Housing will be providing approximately $5 million in emergency rental assistance to South Carolinians facing financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19.. Read More →
Editorial: Once It’s Safe to Go Back to Normal, Let’s Not Go All the Way Back

Editorial: Once It’s Safe to Go Back to Normal, Let’s Not Go All the Way Back

The Post and Courier May 18, 2020 We all miss our old lives. We long to have a leisurely dinner at our favorite restaurant, to.. Read More →
Charleston Tech Workforce Grew at 2nd Fastest Clip in the Country, New Report Says

Charleston Tech Workforce Grew at 2nd Fastest Clip in the Country, New Report Says

Charleston Tech Workforce Grew at 2nd Fastest Clip in the Country, New Report Says The Post and Courier May 18, 2020 Technology businesses in the.. Read More →
BENEFITFOCUS LAUNCHES BENEFITPLACE.COM

BENEFITFOCUS LAUNCHES BENEFITPLACE.COM

Benefitfocus CHARLESTON, S.C., April 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT), a technology platform provider enabling rapid innovation for employers, health plans and consumers, has activated the next.. Read More →
Paycheck Protection Program applications for small businesses begin Monday

Paycheck Protection Program applications for small businesses begin Monday

ABC 4 News Tony Fortier-Bensen April 28, 2020 Paycheck Protection Program applications for small businesses begin Monday The Small Business Administration announced on their website.. Read More →