Economic Insights

The BCD regional economy is experiencing rapid growth and diversification, attracting people and investments from around the world. This brings both promising opportunities and significant challenges. Preserving the region’s unique quality of life while fostering sustainable growth and providing equitable access to education, employment, and housing is vital for long-term success.

In this section, we delve into the stories behind the numbers, presenting visually-engaging data visualizations that emphasize the significance and practical implications of the data. We also share available funding opportunities and celebrate the region’s economic success stories.

For questions or to submit story ideas, contact Ryan Wilcox, Regional Economic Development Specialist, at ryanw@bcdcog.com or 843-529-2709.

Trends in Population Growth – Charleston Region

Berkeley County projected to drive region’s population growth through 2030 As the 2010s began, the tri-county was emerging from the Great Recession with the ingredients for a robust economic environment to take hold. Major employers like Boeing, Volvo and Mercedes...

Project Wins in Tri-County

2022 was a BIG year The tri-county region is no stranger to large economic development investments. However, 2022 far exceeded any previous year, when the largest economic development announcement in S.C. history was unveiled. Redwood Materials announced a $3.5...

Net Migration Charleston Metro Area

Migration Flows of the Charleston Region The lure of the Lowcountry draws thousands of new residents to the Charleston region each year. We analyzed the 2016-2020 Metro Area-to-Metro Area Migration Flows Survey, recently released by the U.S. Census, to see which metro...

Staff Contacts

Ryan Wilcox
Regional Economic Development Specialist
( 843 ) 529- 2709

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