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Silicon Harbor is real, not hype

Charleston’s emerging profile as “Silicon Harbor” isn’t just local hype, it's supported by national statistics. Here’s a quick look at this harbor’s rising tide:


  • Top 10 fastest-growing software development region in U.S.
  • Top 10 fastest-growing mid-size metro for computer hardware engineers (#1), computer research scientists (#2), statisticians (#3), computer operators (#3), graphic designers (#5), computer programmers (#8), and electrical engineers (#10)
  • Fourth highest per capita concentration in U.S. for computer research scientists
  • Seventh highest for computer hardware engineers


Source: Avalanche Consulting Headlight Data System (data measured out of 125 mid-sized metros, 2006-2009)


stats provided by Charleston Regional Development Alliance


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