The Charleston-North Charleston, SC MSC inches up one spot to 16th. From 2010 to 2015, its high-tech economy grew 20 percent faster than the nation overall, resulting in a regional high-tech concentration roughly equal to the national average in 2015. The metro performed strongly on the one- and five-year job and wage measures, ranking in the top quarter of cities in all five job and wage indicators.
The report goes on to cite the Port of Charleston, who’s headquarters is currently relocating into the Town of Mount Pleasant, as a top asset. To read the full report from the Milken Institute, click here.