Lower Savannah Council of Governments: Eastern Orangeburg County Sustainability Study

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

In anticipation of major economic growth in the next 20 years and the development of a 1,300-acre light industrial park expected to bring 7,000 jobs, the Lower Savannah Council of Governments (LSCOG) worked with Orangeburg County to create the Eastern Orangeburg County Sustainability Study. The project developed four critical tools for sustainable growth: a community assessment report, a fiscal and economic impact analysis, a sustainability study, and a toolbox for local governments to manage growth. The study also identifies sensitive natural and cultural areas and addresses the challenges of maintaining a rural quality of life along with major private investment. LSCOG secured a Community Development Block Grant, served on the project steering committee, and supported the development of the study.

Jennifer D. Tinsley, Planning, Economic, and Community Development Administrator:[email protected]
Connie H. Shade, Executive Director: [email protected]

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