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 Program Update

Star Investments Group, LLC dba Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits Chester, South Carolina When Raj and Nancy Pathak (pictured below) Read More →

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CDBG Update – Midway Neighborhood Revitalization Project

In November of 2014, Lancaster County was awarded a $500,000 Community Development Read More →

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Our Region At A Glance

City of Chester, South Carolina


Situated in the heart of Chester County, the City of Chester is a small rural city with a population of 5,607 (2010 Census).  It covers about 3.2 square miles in area, and serves as the county seat of Chester County.  Chester is one of five municipalities within the county.

The City of Chester was founded in 1785 and incorporated as […]

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