City Flashes A Little Leg To Attract Art Institute

When Charleston, SC lost a university (it moved), the city’s leaders went looking for a replacement. It contracted with a company that runs art institutes across America. “Charleston’s recruitment of the Art Institute is a particularly vivid example of the link that civic and state officials see between postsecondary education and local economic development, and it shows the extent to which one city’s leaders went to keep that higher education presence strong.”