The Appalachian COG, as the southern end of the appalachian region defined by the Appalachian Regional Council, provides support, funding, and council services to the municipalities and local governments in the six county Upstate region of South Carolina.
We help workplaces improve through information, training, and involvement. Area businesses improve and grow a healthy economic climate by promoting sound business practices and creating cooperative solutions through the Spartanburg Development Association (SDA). The SDA provides services including seminars, custom training, publications and consulting.
This site will help anyone with a business in the area, as well as anyone who has a problem with a business in the area.
The Spartanburg County Foundation serves Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties and is the oldest community foundation in SC. It is home to many community funds and initiatives that work to improve the quality of life in Spartanburg County, such as the Citizen Scholars Program and the Southside Unity in the Community Fund.
The Urban League of the Upstate is a non-profit organization committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all citizens in housing, education, employment, and economic development, without regard to race or socioeconomic status.
This center offer a variety of services and management training courses tailored to meet the needs of small & medium-sized businesses. SBDC consultants at each site provide managerial and technical assistance to those wishing to start or expand an enterprise.
SCORE offers free and confidential counseling to anyone who plans to start a business. Workshops and links to helpful resources are available on the website.
For more information about Spartanburg and the activities of our local chamber organization, visit this site.