Welcome to the Lowcountry Council of Governments (LCOG). LCOG is one of ten South Carolina councils designed to serve as a connection between the local governments and the State and Federal programs. We work with the local governments to identify and coordinate regional development, strengthen services, and cooperate for the mutual benefit to best serve our citizens. We are a resource to four counties and twenty-five cities and towns within Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties.

LCOG is a public agency guided by a thirty-member board of directors appointed by the participating local governments. Our activities are organized into four program areas: Aging and Disability, Community & Economic Development, Planning & Transportation, and Workforce Development. Our staff members provide assistance to senior citizens and persons with disabilities; workforce development assistance for employers and job seekers; community and economic development with a focus on infrastructure improvements and affordable housing programs, grant writing and administration, and creating jobs; and planning for future land use in communities and regional transportation.

The Lowcountry Region of South Carolina is located between Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA, both having international airports and shipping ports, as well as over 60 miles of Interstate 95. This allows the area to be well-positioned for growth in domestic and international business. Our region is home to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, Bluffton, the ACE Basin. The temperate climate, coastal locations, and beautiful nature and sporting activities make the Lowcountry a favorite destination for visitors and retirees. It’s where we call home.

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