In addition to the existing labor pool, the Charleston region adds qualified workers to its roster each day. More than 40,000 students are enrolled in 24 colleges, universities and technical schools in the area — and each produces highly skilled workers who help drive business growth.

By strategically aligning business with education, the Charleston market offers employers a workforce-development advantage.

Map of nearby ports, airports and colleges

The region holds a higher percentage of individuals with advanced educational attainment compared to the South Carolina and national population.

Percentage of individuals with:

Bachelor’s degree


Graduate Degree or higher