Mission Statement

Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) is an association of South Carolina local governments in Chester, Lancaster, Union, and York counties. The COG serves as a forum for intergovernmental cooperation and as a central staffing resource for grantsmanship, land use and transportation planning, community and economic development, workforce investment, GIS mapping, information systems, and project management.

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Lancaster County Unified Development Ordinance Update


  • Promote a strong, diverse economy that supports a wide variety of businesses and enterprises.
  • Provide sustainable, well-managed growth that maintains quality of life, protects open… Read More →

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WIOA Out of School Youth Program Success Stories

ResCare Youth - Out of School Youth Program is a case management based program that focuses on academic and employment success. Read More →

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Our Region At A Glance

Chester, South Carolina

Downtown Chester

Founded in the late 1700s, Chester County, South Carolina is located half-way between two of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast…Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC linked by Interstate 77.

The county has the best of both worlds for residents and businesses… a beautiful rural setting as well as a dynamic growth plan for business. As the county grows, […]

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