1600 Meeting Street, just moments from downtown, is a local creative cluster providing office space, art + design studios, non-profit hub, community resource center, local food + drink and a collaborative work environment. Basically an all around GOOD IDEA center.



Sponsored by the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG), the Charleston Neck Partnership for Prosperity Plan is a cooperative effort to shape the future of the tri-county region’s core area. The plan will include strategies to spur economic vitality, promote environmental stewardship, and enhance quality of life for people and businesses within the historic neighborhoods, new communities, and emerging job centers between the Charleston International Airport and US 17-Crosstown in Charleston.

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This Regional Economic Scorecard, published annually, gauges our three-county region’s economic progress compared to six similar metro areas and two leading economies. Because of a time lag in data availability, this 2011 report highlights data captured during and just prior to the Great Recession.

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Researchers at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina analyzed 2008 data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic
Analysis, regarding the creative economy associated with the arts, design, crafts and related activities in South Carolina. The results of the analysis reveal that creative enterprise in the state engenders a core impact of $9.2 billion and a full impact of $13.3 billion. (Research conducted by Veronica Watson, research analyst.)


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This research study, which was completed in May 2010 by Regional Technology Strategies (RTS), a North Carolina-based consulting firm and funded by a partnership of Charleston’s Creative Parliament, New Carolina and CRDA, quantifies the impact of the creative economy as a whole and its individual sub-clusters on the 3-county Charleston region.

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