• Who We Are

  • The Charleston Area Alliance is an economic and community development organization. Our mission is to build a more vibrant community and prosperous economy.

    The Charleston Area Alliance builds on the legacy of three organizations that came together in 2004 to bolster economic opportunity and community enhancement. They include: Business & Industrial Development Corporation (BIDCO), the region’s industrial and economic development organization; Charleston Renaissance Corporation, the downtown and neighborhood development organization and the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce, the state’s largest regional Chamber of Commerce.

  • Meet Our Staff

  • Matthew Ballard
    President & CEO


  • Chris Ferro 
    Vice President, Economic Development

  • Mary Poke
    Administrative Assistant