Charleston Economic Regional Scorecard
|Year Project Began:||2005|
|Year of Last Input:||2020|
|Last Updated:||Jun 22 2021|
State / Province:
Charleston Regional Development Alliance
Type of Organization:
Nonprofit - Community-based
Geographic ScopeMunicipality, Metropolitan
Issue AreasDemography, Economy, Education, Employment, Equity, Happiness, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Infrastructure, Poverty, Social, Transportation
KeywordsSouth Carolina, Community, equity, livability, transportation, well-being, housing, employment, education, broadband
This report tracks economic performance and competitiveness in the three-county Charleston region as compared to U.S. metro areas with similar competitive assets. The report uses a 2005 baseline for most metrics to show changes over time.
Due to data lag, the most recent annual indicators are from 2018 and 2019. With the outsized impacts of COVID-19, this report includes “point in time” data to show how our region is performing during the global pandemic and provides insights into Charleston’s economic recovery.
This dashboard focuses on the issues of equity and inclusion. A recent report by global consulting firm Ernst & Young shows communities with higher levels of racial inclusivity enjoy greater levels of employment growth. When more people have access to quality education, good jobs, and business opportunities, local economies grow faster, stronger, and for longer periods of time. Building a more inclusive economy requires broad-based, coordinated solutions to address numerous complex issues. This dashboard focuses on issues of accessibility; attainment; quality; affordability; proximity around Education, Employment, Housing, Transportation, and Equity issues.
Has Perfomance Measures?Yes
This report uses a ranking of Charleston against peer cities to evaluate the city's efforts to address economic, talent, livability, and well-being issues in Charleston.
Has CI-PM Integration?Yes
This report integrates performance measures and indicators, using the relative change in ranking against peer cities to evaluate the city in each indicator category.
Indicator DomainsHealth, Housing, Living, Public Safety, Transportation, Education, Employment, Equity, Well-Being
Reporting FormatAnnual Report, Online Reporting
Other PartnersCommunity Foundation
Charleston Regional Development Alliance - Nonprofit - Community-based
Charleston South Carolina USA