The (greater) Lowcountry is a geographic and cultural region along South Carolina’s southern coast, including Charleston and the Sea Islands. Tourism dominates the economy in much of this region which abounds with resorts, historic and cultural sites, as well as natural features. Beauty and wildlife abound in local & state parks and federally protected or preserved lands and wetlands. This area is also a well-known destination for golf, tennis, and beach vacations. Another large part of the area’s economy revolves around manufacturing, transportation, logistics and other port-related business. The Port of Charleston is one of the ten busiest U.S. ports and handles over $60 billion in goods each year.