Charleston, North Charleston and Summerville climbed up the list of the best cities to do business, according to a recent ranking by Inc.com magazine.
The three-city metropolitan area ranked No. 6 of 30 midsize cities, up from 15th last year. Communities in South Carolina benefited from growth in tourism, logistics, manufacturing and technology, the magazine said
Inc.com bases its rankings on job growth data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Midsize cities are those with 150,000 to 450,000 nonfarm jobs. The Charleston metropolitan area has 299,400, according to the ranking.