CMCC, CRDA partner to form One Region economic development initiative

One Region, a planning initiative formed through a partnership between the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce (CMCC) and Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA), hopes to spur economic development in South Carolina's Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties and position the region to compete in the global market.


CMCC, CRDA partner to form One Region economic development initiative.  

One Region, a planning initiative formed through a partnership between the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce (CMCC) and Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA), hopes to spur economic development in South Carolina's Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties and position the region to compete in the global market.

One Region's aim is to focus on talent, infrastructure and the unique aspects of each county in order to strengthen their economic positions.

Avalanche Consulting and McCallum Sweeney Consulting have been hired by the CMCC and CRDA to hand the planning processes. During this phase, which is expected to take about six months, the companies will prepare a competitive assessment, identification of target industry and competencies report and a comprehensive strategic action plan that will highlight the area's visions and goals -- and provide a plan for achieving them.

Public input is vital during the planning phase. A survey is available online for interested individuals and businesses; it can be accessed at www.OneRegionStrategy.com.

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce serves 1,600 member organizations and 125,000 area professionals. The Charleston Regional Development Alliance is a professional economic development organization dedicated to advancing the economic climates in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties in South Carolina.

Avalanche Consulting is based in Austin, Texas. The company has worked on several South Carolina projects since its launch in 2005. McCallum Sweeney Consulting serves clients around the globe.

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