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Office space available in downtown Rock Hill!!!

6,000 sf of flexible office space in the Knowledge Park corridor of downtown Rock Hill. $10.50/sf not including applicable taxes, insurance, utilities, or janitorial services. The space includes conference rooms, interior and exterior offices, fixed cubicles, two bathrooms, common work areas, and reception. Ample parking, easy access to Rock Hill transit system (stop is across […]

Union County Transit Feasibility Study

The Union County Transit Feasibility Study was completed to understand the need for public transportation in the county and within the region, to determine the feasibility of providing transit service, to determine community support for transit service and to define the different transit alternatives that could work in Union County and the available funding sources.  […]

Job Endurance Training (JET) receives NADO award

Job Endurance Training (JET) was born out of a request from the Strategic Planning Committee of the Catawba Regional Council of Governments Workforce Development Board (WDB).  After talking with Catawba-region employers and reviewing various surveys, it was clear that employers needed job seekers with employ ability skills, more commonly referred to as soft skills.

In preparation […]

American Thread Mill Community Visioning Workshop

Using resources from its EPA Brownfields Assessment grant, Catawba Regional COG sponsored a Community Visioning Workshop in Clover to discuss the American Thread Mill site. The meeting was facilitated by staff from Catawba Regional and its environmental consultant, Cardno, Inc. Over 40 stakeholders gathered to share their thoughts about the property and ideas for redevelopment. […]

Update on Current RIA Funded Projects

Following is a list of the current South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority grants that are being administered by Catawba Regional Council of Governments.

Project Name:            Highway 200 Pump Station Upgrade Project

Program:           Economic

Grantee:                     Town of Great Falls

Total Project Cost:    $375,625



Beneficiaries:             5 residences and 8 businesses

Project Description: The project will […]

CRCOG Board adopts two-year Rural Planning Work Program for FY2019-2021

Revolving Loan Fund News

When Drs. Harvey and Loray Spencer, principals of A Healthy Smile, PA, decided to finance the acquisition of commercial real estate, Catawba Regional was able to assist with an RLF (Revolving Loan Fund) loan. First Citizens Bank participated as the first mortgage lender. A Healthy Smile, PA offers services from basic cleanings to cosmetic work. […]

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, and Williamsburg counties, for a total of 29 South Carolina counties eligible for RLF lending and 35 South Carolina counties eligible for the SC Agribusiness Loan Fund (SCALF). RLF […]

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 fund home projects and needed a job. That’s where SC Works stepped in. 

SC Works is a brand of services aimed to help job seekers in South Carolina. At no cost to the […]

2019 Catawba Regional Elected Officials Forum

The 2019 Elected Officials Forum was held on January 3, 2019 at The Gateway Center in Richburg, SC. The keynote speakers were Tyson Smith with White & Smith LLC Planning and Law Group and Mike Shealy with the South Carolina Senate Finance Committee.

Mike Shealy Presentation

Balancing Growth – Tyson Smith Presentation

2018 Catawba Region in Review […]

2018 SCAPA Planning Award – Carolina Thread Trail

The Carolina Thread Trail cross state suspension bridge project was a multi-jurisdictional project completed in April of 2016.  The cross state bridge

Revolving Loan Fund Update

Catawba Regional was able to assist Ashley Fann and Scott Sherrill (pictured at left), principals of REVO Management, LLC, with an RLF (Revolving Loan Fund) loan to finance the acquisition of commercial real estate, and to purchase equipment for the facility located in Rock Hill, SC. South State Bank provided first mortgage financing for this […]

SC Rural Infrastructure Authority Projects Update

Following is a list of the current South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority grants that are being administered by Catawba Regional

SBA 504 Loan Program News

New or existing business, new growth, new opportunities…..Economic Development Loans are available to help you grow your business.

The SBA 504 Loan program now offers a 25 year amortization option. Funds are available to small businesses located throughout the state of South Carolina for loans up to $5.5 million. SBA 504 interest rates for August 2018:


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Lancaster County – Small Area Plan

Lancaster County is preparing a Small Area Plan for the Hwy 521/Town of Van Wyck area south of Waxhaw Highway and north of Hwy 5 and Andrew

Union County Transit Feasibility Study

Union County is developing a Transit Feasibility Study to determine the type of public transportation service that would be appropriate for the community.

CDBG Update – 3 Projects Awarded

The following three projects received funding from the April 2018 round of the Community Development Block Grant – Infrastructure Program:






Project Name: Roundtree Circle Pump Station Project

Grantee:                                                         Chester County

Total Project Cost:                                        $486,300

CDBG Funds:                                               $418,670

Chester County Wastewater Recovery:      $67,630

Beneficiaries:                                                 105 persons, 60 (57%) of whom are low and moderate income.

Project Description:  The project will […]

New options on SBA 504 loans

The Small Business Administration now offers SBA 504 loans with a 25 year maturity. With a fixed interest rate for the life of the loan and as little as 10% borrower injection,

SBA loans continue to be one of the best financing plans for new or expanding businesses!   For more lending information contact Randy Pellisero or Ed Brock at 803-327-9041.

Small Business Administration 504 Loan News

When Josh Protch, Walter Protch, and Tom Slimchak, principals of SP4 Land Co., LLC, decided to refinance debt on commercial land and

CDBG Update – City of Union

The City of Union Streetscape project was funded with CDBG funds from the SC Department of Commerce. The city invested $551,382, with $490,284 coming from the CDBG grant.  The project paved the city parking lots between N. Gadberry and N. Pinckney Streets in downtown Union. New sidewalks, decorative lighting, landscaping with irrigation, and a screened […]

Revolving Loan Fund Program Update

When Robin Jackson, owner of Sheba’s Doggy Day Camp, decided to purchase commercial land and buildings for her doggy day camp, Catawba Regional,

Development of Union County’s Transit Feasibility Study

Community Transit Needs and Next Steps for a Transit Program

Union County received South Carolina State MassTransit Funds from

Dislocated Worker Transition Centers open in Lancaster and York Counties

The Catawba Region recently opened two Dislocated Worker Transition Centers. These centers

SC Agribusiness Loan Fund (SC ALF) News

In August 2016, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded Catawba Regional grant funding of $1,040,000 to start an

CDBG Update: Three Projects Underway

The following three projects received Community Development Block Grant funding in July 2016 and are now underway:

Chester County and Catawba Regional receive national Innovation Award

The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) has announced that the Catawba

Small Business Administration 504 Loan News

When Pierre and Connie Binot decided to purchase the Cuthbert House Inn, where they were once guests, Catawba Regional partnered with

WIOA Update – SC Vocational Rehabilitation events held in April

Event date: 04/25/2017 (Rock Hill Area office)
Expect, Employ and Empower. 

Revolving Loan Fund Program Update

Catawba Regional recently assumed the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) loan program from Lake City, SC.

This assumption increased Catawba Regional’s loan fund by approximately $350,000.


2017 Small Company Workforce Innovator Award

The SC Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Innovator Awards honor companies that have implemented unique private sector workforce development

Small Business Administration 504 Loan News

When existing borrower, Naynesh Dave decided to purchase another gas station/convenience store Catawba Regional partnered with

City of Union – Main Street Junction Project

Main Street Junction was completed in November 2016 and successfully delivered a first-class venue for the use and enjoyment of the greater Union


New SC Agribusiness Loan Fund (SC ALF)  In August, EDA awarded Catawba Regional grant funding of $1,040,000 to start an agribusiness

Gateway Master Plan Project

Bring your best ideas to the Gateway Hands-On Workshop happening Tuesday, October 18th at the Gateway Conference Center, Grand Ballroom beginning at 8:30 am. The Gateway Master Plan District includes key areas surrounding Exits 65 and 62 and the Town of Richburg.  On Thursday, October 20th, the results of the Hands-On Workshop will be shared […]

In Honor of Those Who Have Won and Lost the Battle With Breast Cancer

Cancer is such a scary word, no matter how it’s spoken.
Peace of mind taken

Chester Sewer District awarded $2.9 million grant

On August 30, 2016, the Chester Sewer District was awarded a $2.9 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic

SC Works Catawba Job Fair – 2016

SC Works Catawba sponsored its first Sector Job Fair on June 14, 2016 at USCL. The focus of the job fair was Light Industrial/Manufacturing.  The 14 Catawba

Community Development Block Grant Projects Awarded – June 2016

The following three projects received funding from the April 2016 round of the Community

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.

Catawba Regional Development Corporation News

When Pat Dandridge (pictured above with President, Cyndi Mitchell) had the opportunity to expand his business and relocate the refurbishment facility, Catawba Regional and Park Sterling Bank jointly assisted with a total funding package to include land, building and the additional 30 acres. Anderson Crane & Bridge Technologies, Inc. provides hydraulic equipment for under bridge access for […]

Small Business Administration 504 Loan News

Catawba Regional Development Corporation recently partnered with Park Sterling Bank to assist Tega Cay Children’s Academy

CDBG Update – 2 projects receive funding, another underway

The following two projects received funding from the September 2015 round of the Community

SC Mortgage HELP Program Impact

Through the SC Mortgage HELP Program, Catawba Regional provides assistance to responsible homeowners who are struggling to keep their homes

2016 Catawba Regional Elected Officials Forum

January 7, 2016, Richburg, SC.    One hundred local elected officials and legislators from across the four-county Catawba Region met in Richburg

WIOA Youth Getting Work Experience

Area youth enrolled in the WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) program are learning valuable skills through work experience. They are

Revolving Loan Fund Program Update

Catawba Regional Council of Governments (CRCOG) assisted Pure Gold, Inc. with a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) loan for two CNC machines when demand for its shotgun chokes outgrew the capacity of its existing machines. Partnering with CRCOG on this project was Park Sterling Bank. Pure Gold’s sister company, Quick Tech Manufacturing, is an existing RLF customer owned […]

CDBG Project Update – Ottaray Mill Village

Union County and the City of Union recently completed neighborhood improvement activities associated with the Ottaray Mill Village. Upgrades included

The Main Street Junction Project – City of Union

The Main Street Junction Project moved a step closer to reality Tuesday when Union City Council authorized Mayor Harold Thompson to negotiate design

Revolving Loan Fund Program Update

S&F Investments, Inc.
dba Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen  

When existing borrowers, Sidney and Jacquelyn Fulton needed working capital funds,

CDBG Update: Two Projects Awarded – June 2015

The following two projects received funding from the April 2015 round of the Community Development Block Grant – Infrastructure Program: