The city of North Charleston is located within the counties of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester. It covers a total area of 160.8 sq. km. Industries related to advertising, aviation, arts and crafts, household appliances, automotive, dairy, commercial printing, information technology, pharmaceuticals, freight forwarding, hotel, auto insurance, metal fabrication, real estate and telecommunication contribute to the local economy in a positive way. Commercial spaces are utilized by seafood restaurants, service stations, facilities for truck repairing services, yogurt shops and rehabilitation services.