NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (January 30, 2013) – A free online data resource launched today through the collaboration of four local organizations: the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG), the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, and the Trident Workforce Investment Board.

The newly unveiled Charleston Regional Competitiveness Center’s website is the repository for rich information on the Charleston metro area, providing users with the significant leading indicators, research and data trends they need to make both business and policy decisions. The website offers up-to-date economic, demographic and workforce information sourced from official government data on the three- county MSA, which consists of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.

Users can compile data within six main categories: Industry, Wages and Income, Workforce, Population Demographics, Social and Other. Social, for example, contains data on crime, housing permits, veterans, and Social Security distribution. The Other category covers patents, imports/exports and agricultural production. All of the research is accessible free of charge and is presented in an easy-to-use interface that allows users to customize the data into a dashboard style display format.

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