The City of North Charleston was chosen as the clinic’s first location for several reasons. As a vibrant city that attracts more than 2 million visitors annually, Charleston’s workforce is primarily comprised of people in the service industry. In the North Charleston and Hanahan areas, relative low housing costs and adequate public transportation has resulted in a higher concentration of these residents. A large percentage of these residents are employed in occupations that do not provide health insurance for its employees. In addition, the City was ranked nationally as one of the top 15 highest crime areas.