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Workforce Development Resources

Statewide programs and initiatives to help new and existing South Carolina businesses thrive.

Appalachian Council of Governments

Anderson | Cherokee | Greenville | Oconee | Pickens | Spartanburg

A multifaceted service organization for local governments, providing public administration, planning, information systems and technology, grants, workforce development, and services for the elderly population. 


Apprenticeship Carolina Program

Works to ensure all employers in South Carolina have access to the information and technical assistance they need to create demand-driven registered apprenticeship programs.

Build Carolina: South Carolina’s hub for the tech talent ecosystem

Our mission is to advance South Carolina’s tech community through demand-driven training, connection, and support.

At Build Carolina, we’re part innovation learning lab, part tech training institute, and part community. As a South Carolina-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we have a very specific vision of a thriving, accessible tech talent ecosystem in South Carolina.

Catawba Regional Council of Governments - Small Business Loans

Chester | Lancaster | Union | York

The COG serves as a forum for intergovernmental cooperation and as a central staffing resource for grantsmanship, land use and transportation planning, community and economic development, workforce investment, GIS mapping, information systems, and project management.


Central Midlands Council of Governments

Fairfield | Lexington | Newberry | Richland

 A provider of the highest quality of planning, technical assistance, and services to local governments, businesses, and citizens in the Central Midlands region.


Central SC Alliance

Calhoun | Clarendon | Fairfield | Kershaw | Lexington | Newberry | Orangeburg | Richland

A public/private alliance on a mission to cultivate and nurture the prosperity of Central South Carolina by helping businesses create jobs and recruiting capital investment.


Enterprise Zone Retraining Credit Program


Manufacturing, processing, and technology intensive companies located in South Carolina have the opportunity to receive a refund for “retraining” employees.


Gravity Center


The Gravity Center offers programs and resources for entrepreneurs, including a co-working space.


North Eastern Strategic Alliance

Chesterfield | Darlington | Dillon | Florence | Georgetown | Horry | Marion | Marlboro | Williamsburg

A regional, non-profit, economic development organization with objectives to create jobs and provide research assistance, infrastructure support, workforce training opportunities, regional site selection assistance and incentives. 


Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments

Chesterfield | Darlington | Dillon | Florence | Marion | Marlboro
Assist local governments and organizations in a wide variety of planning, economic development, workforce investment and other technical services that will help meet the human and physical development needs of the region.