If you’re looking for a place to live and work it’s hard to beat Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina, ranking 4th for mid-sized cities in the report by Joel Kotkin of newgeography.com and Dr. Michael Shires: 2017 Best Cities for Growth.
A huge bonus for South Carolina is that it’s a right to work state. Workers can’t be forced to join a union as a condition of their employment. It’s the reason Charleston-North Charleston has welcomed Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner assembly plant, Mercedes-Benz’s $500 million plant, and Volvo’s first North American manufacturing plant—another $500 million investment which could add 4,000 jobs, notes Kotkin.
The city of Charleston is a gem and has the largest percentage of residents aged 25 to 34 of any midsize city. It would be at the top of any of my lists for places to work.