CHARLESTON, SC—Womble Bond Dickinson Charleston Office Managing Partner Jim Myrick took part in a Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce business delegation to Salt Lake City. He and other local leaders returned home and shared their findings with the Charleston community.
The Charleston and Salt Lake City regions have many similarities:
- Both are constrained by geography (the Atlantic Ocean in Charleston and the mountains in Salt Lake City).
- Both are fast-growing cities that attract large numbers of tourist and permanent new residents.
- Charleston and Salt Lake City both are struggling to keep up with employers’ workforce demands, particular in the tech sector.
- And due to rapid growth, both regions face serious housing shortages.
A group of 60 Charleston community and business leaders, many of whom are Womble Bond Dickinson clients, attended along with Myrick for three days in Salt Lake City earlier this month, learning about ways other similar communities are addressing these common challenges.
For example, they learned about the success the Salt Lake City area has had in developing mass transit and in promoting regional cooperation.
Womble Bond Dickinson also sponsored a group dinner on the first night of the Salt Lake City trip.