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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Job Endurance Training (JET) receives NADO award

Job Endurance Training (JET) was born out of a request from the… Read More →


American Thread Mill Community Visioning Workshop

Using resources from its EPA Brownfields Assessment grant, Catawba Regional COG sponsored… Read More →

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Our Region At A Glance

Lancaster County, South Carolina

Lancaster County is the fifth fastest growing County in South Carolina due in large measure to its location adjacent to the Charlotte metro area and its outstanding quality of life.  It is roughly 555 square miles in size, and has a population of approximately 80,458.

There are three municipalities within Lancaster County: Lancaster, Heath Springs, and […]

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