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Resources Partners

The Existing Business Retention Program engages with a variety of state and local resource partners in order to make York County businesses more successful. Some of key partners by topic area include: 

Workforce Development

South Carolina Works
Apprenticeship Carolina
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation
Catawba Regional Workforce Development Board
York Technical College
Winthrop University
Clemson University
University of South Carolina - Columbia
University of South Carolina – Lancaster

York County School Districts

York District 1
Clover District 2
Rock Hill District 3
Fort Mill District 4

Applied Technology Centers

Floyd D Johnson Technology Center (District 1)
Clover Applied Technology Center (District 2)
Rock Hill Applied Technology Center (District 3)


Duke Energy
York Electric Cooperative
City of Rock Hill

Water & Sewer
Town of Fort Mill
City of Tega Cay
City of York
Town of Clover
York County
Lake Wylie
York County Public Works

Natural Gas
York County Natural Gas Authority


Trade & Logistics

South Carolina Department of Commerce Export Services
US Commercial Services
Foreign Trade Zone
Port of Charleston
Norfolk Southern Industrial Development
CSX Industrial Development
SC Department of Transportation

Business Assistance

SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership
SC Department of Commerce – Recycling
SC Department of Commerce – Buy SC Supplier Locator Program
SC Small Business Development Center – Winthrop University
SC Commission for Minority Affairs

Licenses and Permits

York County Planning & Development Services
SC Business One Stop
SC Department of License, Labor and Regulation
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control  - Small Business Assistance
Internal Revenue Service


Catawba Regional Development Corporation
SC Jobs Economic Development Authority
SC Launch
US Small Business Administration Loan Program
Community Express Loan Programs
SC Capital Access Program
US Department of Agriculture Business & Industry Loan Program

York County Chambers of Commerce 

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

Tourism & Cultural

York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Olde English District