Planning and Transportation


Good planning makes good decisions. The planning department uses data to project future changes in the region and helps local governments secure funding for infrastructure and roadway projects to meet those needs.

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Workforce and Development

Workforce Development

A skilled labor force is essential for the expansion and more importantly the growth of the region’s economy. Workforce Development facilitates in-depth training to provide prospective employees with the occupational skills needed to meet the high demands of our area's employers.

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Community Development

Economic Development

A growing economy sometimes needs a little help to thrive. Economic Development offers loan and grant programs to assist new and existing businesses create jobs for citizens of the region.

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Aging and Dissability

Aging & Disability

Life can present obstacles for some seniors and individuals with disabilities. Aging and Disability provides access to the resources to meet these challenges including transportation assistance, group dining & home-delivered meals, health insurance counseling, and home care.

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Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

Located in coastal South Carolina, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments is a quasi-governmental agency that serves Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg Counties that fosters administers regional programs and fosters inter-governmental cooperation to support the three-county region it serves. That region includes Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties.

Created in 1969, Waccamaw Regional is a link between county governments, municipalities and residents. Its expansive range of services help local governments make and implement joint regional decisions, and identify and solve problems best addressed at the regional level.

Services offered include:

  • Environmental planning
  • Land use planning
  • Workforce development
  • Economic development activities
  • Community development and affordable housing
  • Aging and disability services
  • Transportation planning
  • Grant administration

Local governments play a role in nearly every facet of life for a community’s residents, and Waccamaw Regional is a cornerstone for helping local government work effectively.

Keep up to date on WRCOG with our latest newsletter.


The Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has initiated the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) update, its long range transportation plan that identifies feasible projects, programs, and policies. The planning process is considering the mobility, safety, convenience, and comfort of all modes of transportation coupled with the desires of local communities throughout the region.


To view the public hearing flyer click here.

WRCOG fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, please visit our Title VI page or call 843.546.8502.

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Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments is an agency that offers regional programming and governmental services in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties of northeastern South Carolina. Created by the state legislature in the late 1960’s, its mission is to support local governments in the region and develop effective partnerships that foster efficient transportation systems, economic and workforce development and allow the region’s seniors to age in place.


1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC 29440

Phone: (843) 546-8502


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