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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Revolving Loan Fund News

Catawba Regional recently merged the Waccamaw Regional Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) into Catawba Regional's Revolving Loan Fund. This increased Catawba Regional's RLF lending area to include Georgetown, Horry,… Read More →

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Need a first job, better job or new skills in York County region? This can help

At 64, Lancaster resident James Blackmon is learning a new trade.

After retiring as a truck driver in 2016, Blackmon realized he wanted to… Read More →

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Our Region At A Glance

City of Lancaster

The City of Lancaster, also known as the “Red Rose City,” is located in Lancaster County and serves as the county seat.  The city has a population of 10,160 residents based on the 2010 Census.

Established in the mid 1700’s by Scotch-Irish and English settlers from the region of the famous House of Lancaster, this area […]

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