Economic Development

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the region by developing strategies for diverse job creation and economic growth.  It partners with economic development agencies in the region and provides them support with Economic Development Administration funding.

Economic Development Administration Funding

Waccamaw Regional helps local governments and businesses develop Economic Development Administration (EDA) proposals and obtain funds geared toward attracting new business and industry, and helping existing businesses prosper and grow. For example, funds may be used to help communities expand or improve infrastructure to encourage economic growth.  As the local representative for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, Waccamaw Regional additionally administers a Revolving Loan Fund, which is available to any business in the region for the purpose of creating or retaining jobs. Nearly 8,000 jobs have been created or retained since 2001, thanks to Waccamaw Regional’s efforts. Every five years, the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments releases a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) report. The latest version of the 2012-2017 CEDS is now available.

For more information about the EDA, please visit the EDA website.

For more information about the Revolving Loan Fund, please visit our EDA page.

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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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