COG http://catawbacog.org Thu, 04 Oct 2018 21:13:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Online Survey for Union County and the City of Union – Comprehensive Plans http://catawbacog.org/featured-news/online-survey-for-union-county-and-the-city-of-union-comprehensive-plans/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:07:52 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=5319 Union County and the City of Union are developing Comprehensive Plans and as a part of community outreach, electronic surveys are available for residents to complete during October.  The short survey gives participants an opportunity to share their ideas on challenges and possibilities for the City and the County.  Survey topics include community development, recreation, [...]]]> River tourism in Great Falls http://catawbacog.org/featured-news/river-tourism-in-great-falls/ Mon, 01 Oct 2018 14:08:47 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=5315 Serenity envelops the Catawba River just outside Great Falls, where red-shouldered hawks surf the thermals in search of bass, catfish and prehistoric-looking gar in a 450-acre reservoir. Things will get much livelier just downriver, however, when this stretch of the Catawba River is reborn with two whitewater runs and enhanced recreational opportunities including kayaking, fishing and [...]]]> Union County, South Carolina http://catawbacog.org/our-region-at-a-glance/union-county-south-carolina/ Mon, 01 Oct 2018 13:00:21 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=756 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 [...]]]> ShayoNano makes it official, announces Chester operations, 40 new jobs http://catawbacog.org/featured-news/shayonano-makes-it-official-announces-chester-operations-40-new-jobs/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:01:07 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=5216 For two weeks now, all that has been needed to make ShayoNano’s the latest addition to Chester County’s industrial boom has been an official announcement. That came on Wednesday.

ShayoNano USA Inc., an innovative developer of advanced materials has announced plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Chester County. The company’s $14.7 million capital investment [...]]]> Slowing down? Think again. York County paves way for $7.9M, 100-plus job site http://catawbacog.org/featured-news/slowing-down-think-again-york-county-paves-way-for-7-9m-100-plus-job-site/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:57:11 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=5214 The company makes its money slowing down, but Performance Friction Corp. is accelerating business in York County.

Performance Friction is expanding its Clover operation by investing $7.9 million in new building and equipment for the next five years. The expansion will create 100 to 110 new jobs.

“The equipment and building is necessary for us to modernize [...]]]> SBA 504 Loan Program News http://catawbacog.org/featured-projects/sba-504-loan-program-news/ Thu, 06 Sep 2018 16:44:37 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=5179 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:

 

10 [...]]]> Pacolet Milliken launching solar project in Union County http://catawbacog.org/featured-news/pacolet-milliken-launching-solar-project-in-union-county/ Thu, 30 Aug 2018 20:56:26 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=5163 Pacolet Milliken Enterprises is launching a new renewable energy operation, Midway Green Solar, LLC, in Union County. This project is expected to bring approximately $12 million of capital investment.

Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc. is a private, family-owned investment company with a history that dates back to the 1860s. Located on property adjacent to Midway Green Industrial [...]]]> Steel maker to bring HQ and 139 jobs http://catawbacog.org/featured-news/steel-maker-to-bring-hq-and-139-jobs/ Thu, 30 Aug 2018 20:47:25 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=5161 Lancaster County’s already dominant manufacturing base is set to expand even further. County and state officials announced Tuesday that Synergy Steel, based in Union County, N.C., will be moving its headquarters and metal fabrication facility to Lancaster over the coming months. With its relocation, the company is expected to invest $2.8 million and create 139 jobs during [...]]]> Lancaster County – Small Area Plan http://catawbacog.org/featured-projects/lancaster-county-small-area-plan/ Fri, 24 Aug 2018 19:20:29 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=5141 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 Jackson State Park.  The planning area is primarily rural and a new high school and an elementary school are impacting development demands.  The goal of the study is [...]]]> Union County Transit Feasibility Study http://catawbacog.org/featured-projects/union-county-transit-feasibility-study/ Fri, 24 Aug 2018 19:09:01 +0000 http://catawbacog.org/?p=5137 Union County is developing a Transit Feasibility Study to determine the type of public transportation service that would be appropriate for the community.  A public meeting was held on Tuesday, August 21st at Main Street Junction and approximately 50 people provided input on the service options available to the County.  Those in attendance included representatives [...]]]>