Business & Industry
North Charleston is the epicenter of business development in South Carolina. Boasting an attractive landscape and climate, North Charleston's skilled workforce continues to provide the expertise needed to drive our robust economy.
In 2009, North Charleston attracted Boeing's second final assembly plant for the 787 Dreamliner program, an investment of $750 million and a workforce of at least 3,800. This announcement was the largest economic announcment in the history of the State of South Carolina.
Expansion plans are always in the works in North Charleston. In fact, North Charleston has led all municipalities in South Carolina in gross retail sales for 20 consecutive years with sales reaching up to $6.51 billion. Tanger Outlets, Northwoods Mall, Sam's Wholesale, Super K-Mart & Wal-Mart are a few of the retail centers that contribute to North Charleston's status as the retail sales leader in South Carolina. The South Carolina Department of Revenue's 2007 Sales Report study shows North Charleston businesses handle nearly $1 out of every $25 in retail sales in the State!