Charleston Region

The Charleston Resilience Network is focused on Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.

Over 700,000 people make their home in the Charleston, SC region. The area is one of the fastest growing areas of the country due in part to a strong economy and a beautiful coastal setting. The economy of Charleston is strong and diverse, with concentrations on tourism, shipping, manufacturing, health care, education and an emerging technology sector. Each of these sectors, along with the individuals employed therein, depends on transportation, water, energy and other critical infrastructure facilities for continuity, successful daily operations, and quality of life.

Without integrated planning and strategic intervention, the Charleston region’s ability to absorb and recover from chronic and catastrophic events will be diminished. Effective long-term regional preparedness and resilience planning requires a concerted and coordinated effort among governmental entities, businesses and industries, non-governmental organizations and owners/operators of critical infrastructure.