It takes a community-wide commitment to foster economic growth. That spirit is one of the hallmarks of North Charleston, which leads to a strong economy and helps us remain competitive in an increasingly global marketplace. Drawing on the strength of increasing numbers of public/private partnerships, North Charleston provides infrastructure, a well-trained work force, support services and financial resources – all which help businesses succeed.
North Charleston is dedicated to establishing an environment where businesses can flourish. Whether an existing business or one looking to relocate, North Charleston's municipal government presents one of the most business friendly environments.
North Charleston's market access is second to none. The State of South Carolina boasts five interstate highways, five commercial airports, two Class I railroads, seven independent rail lines and the world-class Port of Charleston.
Boeing in North Charleston
- Boeing South Carolina was the company's first 100 percent renewable energy site. Up to 20 percent of that energy is supplied by more than 18,00 thin-film solar panels (approximately 10 acres) installed on the roof of the 787 Final Assembly building. The solar panels generate up to 2.6 megawatts of energy to power the entire plant as well as the giant autoclaves used to produce the 787 fuselage.
- Boeing South Carolina became the fourth Boeing site to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill status in 2011. No waste generated at the site goes to landfill.
- Since Sept. 2012, Boeing South Carolina has reached more than 100,000 middle and high school students through its DreamLearners Tour Program and Speakers Bureau.
The Charleston International Airport (CHS) is located in North Charleston, at the end of International Boulevard 12 miles (roughly 20 minutes) from the heart of Downtown. Just down the street are the North Charleston Coliseum, Convention Center, Performing Arts Center and the Tanger Outlet Mall.