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LEADING EMPLOYERS

The Charleston economy has traditionally been anchored by four pillars:
  • The Port of Charleston
  • The Defense Sector
  • The Medical Sector
  • Tourism
These pillars are no less important today, but a growing manufacturing presence along with a burgeoning technology sector, has redefined the Charleston business landscape.


The Boeing Company

The world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing manufactures commercial jetliners and defense, space, and security systems for customers in 150 countries. In 2011, they opened their final assembly facility for the new 787 Dreamliner—right here in North Charleston—employing hundreds of specialized workers and launching the latest in commercial airline technology.

More about The Boeing Company.
 

The InterTech Group

Ranked #71 on Forbes’ list of largest private companies, the InterTech Group is a holding company and operator for a diverse, global group of businesses with core investment areas that include:
  • Aerospace
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial services
  • Leisure/entertainment
  • Real estate
  • Strategic public-private company investments
More about the InterTech Group.

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

One of the oldest medical schools in the U.S., the MUSC serves as not only a university, but a research center and public hospital. MUSC awards over $200 million in grants annually for its programs and research.

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SPAWAR Atlantic

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), one of three major Department of Navy acquisition commands, creates information technology products and services for the Defense Department and its stakeholders. SPAWAR supports 24,631 jobs in South Carolina—representing over 1% of the state’s total employment.

More about SPAWAR Atlantic.