An economic look back at Charleston in 2011 earns a thumbs up (Update: Look forward)

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Update January 4: After taking a look back, The Post and Courier is now taking a look forward to 2012.

They take a stab at discussing 12 local business trends to watch: residential real estate, business legislative issues, hospitals in Berkeley County, dredging for the Charleston ports, airport expansion, the cruise terminal debate, a first 787 Dreamliner, Alcoa's electric bill, the 2012 PGA Championship, North Charleston rail debate, manufacturing jobs, and unemployment.

Take a read here.

First reporting: If you thought the economic growth for Charleston in 2011 was OK and better than bad, then you'd be about spot on.

The Post and Courier has taken a thorough look back at the top local business headlines for the year and asks you to come along for the tale of business in 2011.

Take a read here.

Or dive headlong in to past business stories on our topic page.

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