Young professionals will be an important part of the growth of business in the Charleston, South Carolina area.
In keeping with that idea, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce offshoot Charleston Young Professionals (CYP) recently organized "Visioning Forum: Growing Pains."
The November 6 event focused on growth management and was attended by a variety of business and civic leaders from across the Charleston area as well as more than 100 young professionals, business leaders and members of civic organizations.
The event's keynote speaker was Thom Penney, president and CEO of LS3P architectural firm. He highlighted the need for "walkable communities."
"With the Charleston region growing at double the national growth rate, it is important to retain the workforce talent we need, and to ensure they have attractive places to live," he said.
Erica Wright, CYP director, said the event was a success.
"Our region's young professionals are engaged in their communities and want to be involved in growth-related discussions and decisions, especially those related to density and infrastructure," she said."The private and public sector leaders at our event showed the importance of collaborative discussions amongst all generations of today's workforce."