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

Union County, South Carolina

Union County Courthouse

Union County was named for the old Union Church, erected in 1765 near the present day town of Union. The early settlers in the area were mainly Scotch-Irish from Virginia and Pennsylvania who began immigrating to the South Carolina upcountry in the 1750s.  A rich and fabled history provides the foundation for much of the […]

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