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Resource Partners

York County Economic Development engages with a variety of state, regional and local resource partners in order to ensure that the business climate in York County is second to none. Some of our key partners by topic area include: 

Local Economic Development Agencies

Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation
Fort Mill Economic Partners
Catawba Regional Council of Governments
York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Catawba Indian Nation

Regional and State Economic Development Agencies

South Carolina Department of Commerce
South Carolina I-77 Alliance
Charlotte Regional Business Alliance
South Carolina Power Team

York County Chambers of Commerce 

York County Regional Chamber
Greater Clover Chamber of Commerce
Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce

Workforce Development

SC Works
Apprenticeship Carolina
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation
Catawba Regional Workforce Development Board
South Carolina Veterans Affairs - Employment

York Technical College
Winthrop University
Clemson University
University of South Carolina - Columbia
University of South Carolina – Lancaster

Business Assistance

Small Business Development Center – Winthrop University
Gravity Center - Entrepreneurial Hub, Rock Hill
South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership
SC Commerce Business Development
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control  - Small Business Assistance
SC Department of Commerce – Recycling

SC Department of Commerce – SourceSC Supplier Locator Program
SC Commission for Minority Affairs


Catawba Regional Development Corporation
SC Jobs Economic Development Authority (JEDA)
SC Research Authority/SC Launch
U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Program
SC Capital Access Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture Business & Industry Loan Program

Trade & Logistics

SC Department of Commerce - Export Services
U.S. Commercial Service
Foreign Trade Zone
Port of Charleston
Norfolk Southern Industrial Development
CSX Industrial Development
SC Department of Transportation

Licenses and Permits

SC Business One Stop
SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
York County Planning and Development Services

Tourism & Cultural

Visit York County
Rock Hill Parks Recreation & Tourism