As of January 2020, the Charleston region stands ready with a workforce of 500,000+ and a population growing by 34 people a day. With over 15,000 jobs anticipated, 4,000 of which are already committed, Camp Hall’s unique approach keeps that workforce at the center of every design detail.
The Charleston market is exploding with fast growth and population expansion — for understandable reasons.
- Well-established towns and master-planned residential communities provide plenty of room to expand.
- Four planned residential communities are within 30 minutes of Camp Hall, three of which had over 1000 new home sales within the past year.
- Eight of the top-10 selling residential communities within the Charleston MSA are within a 30-minute drive.
Camp Hall offers its workforce a reverse commute along I-26. The Charleston MSA average commute is less than 27 minutes.
A higher percentage of advanced education compared to South Carolina and the nation.
Graduate Degree or Higher
In addition to the existing labor pool, more than 40,000 students are enrolled in 24 colleges, universities and technical schools in the area.
By strategically aligning business with education, the Charleston market offers employers a workforce-development advantage.
The mission of ReadySC is to promote economic development in South Carolina by providing customized recruiting and training solutions to companies bringing new jobs to the state through relocation or expansion. As an integral part of the SC Technical College System, readySC™ works together with the 16 technical colleges to prepare South Carolina’s workforce to meet the needs of your company.
- Employment growth in the Charleston area has been steady since 2010
- Unemployment rate below the state and national averages.
- Most readily available employees are in their prime productivity years: between the ages of 25-54.
Labor Study Highlights:
Under-Employed Workers Within A 60-Minute Drive
Available Workers In
Continued employment growth is expected across all sectors, driven largely by hospitality, construction, education & health.
An average of 34 new people move to the region daily
A diverse population of young, tech-minded, skilled-labor and seasoned employees
Types of Business
Anchored by Volvo, Blackbaud, Boeing, Benefitfocus and Mercedes-Benz Vans. The region is also home to many firms specializing in software design and development for aerospace, defense and medical industries.
The six major manufacturers in the region (each employing greater than 1,000 employees) include:
The growth in the region supports a wide array of new community developments, so Camp Hall workers have nearly endless housing options nearby.
The rental apartment market remains strong with more than 4,800 residences currently under construction; an additional 6,000 proposed.
Residential building permits continue to increase, with approximately 5,000 single-family permits issued in twelve months ending September 2019; one-third were in Berkeley County.