Charleston’s economy is largely based on tourism, the information technology field, and higher education. IT in particular is a massively growing area, both for jobs and corporations—like Boeing—but the biggest employer by far is the nearby joint Navy/Air Force base.
Joint Base Charleston – 36,000
Medical University of South Carolina – 12,200
The Boeing Company – 8,200
Roper St. Francis Healthcare – 5,100
Berkeley County School District – 4,200