I recently spent some time in Charleston, South Carolina, and have decided that I could easily see myself living there. Does anybody here have insights into the state of private sector planning firms in the area? Are they mostly in hibernation or are they rebounding? Have any firms been hiring in the recent past (or at least finding new work)?
I know that the real estate market has been very down in the Charleston area for several years now, but it seems that there is some new growth occurring on the fringes of the historical areas of the city. And it also seems that demand for in-city housing has barely been impacted by the recent economic devastation. Are the local development firms coming back to life, or are they still in hibernation as well?