Since its creation, ECICOG has become recognized as an ideal vehicle for addressing planning issues that require a regional perspective. Cities and counties benefit from the assistance of our staff in their efforts to promote community and economic development, improve housing stock in the region, manage solid waste, and meet the transportation needs of the area.
Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG) is an organization that provides and coordinates community and economic development services through the delivery of planning services, technical program assistance, and grantsmanship. SICOG's mission is to be an active voluntary council of local governments and community leaders working together to enhance the quality of life for the people in the SICOG region in south central Iowa, which includes Adair, Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Madison, Ringgold, Taylor and Union Counties.
Blackhawk Hills Regional Council is a not-for-profit organization based in Rock Falls, that serves Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, and Whiteside Counties in northwest Illinois. Services include community planning, development assistance, natural resource conservation and protection support, and grant writing and administration. Blackhawk Hills Regional Council is sponsored by local County Boards and Soil and Water Conservation Districts and is overseen by an 18-member council, consisting of three representatives from each of the six counties.
The Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) is a regional organization of the 13 counties and 52 cities of the Greater Nashville Region of Middle Tennessee offering a variety of programming, products and services, both on the municipal and regional level, to our member counties. We serve the counties of Stewart, Montgomery, Robertson, Sumner, Houston, Cheatham, Davidson, Wilson, Trousdale, Humphreys, Rutherford and Williamson counties.
The Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) was created by the Tennessee General Assembly to provide regional planning and assistance
to the following counties: Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress,
Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, and White. It is our belief that the fourteen counties, along with the many municipalities contained within, are made stronger through regional cooperation and shared resources.
Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission is a multi-county governmental agency as enabled by Indiana Code 36-7-7, and has served the counties of Crawford, Dubois, and Orange since 1973 when originally named Patoka Lake Regional Planning Commission. Perry and Spencer joined the Commission shortly thereafter in 1974 with the Commission renaming itself at that time to reflect the state-wide regionalization of labor force areas. Pike County later joined the Commission in 1993.
The IEDC focuses its efforts on growing and retaining businesses in Indiana and attracting new business to the State. It is focused exclusively on economic development and has incorporated all state entities with economic development responsibilities into its organizational structure.
The Southwestern North Carolina Planning and Economic Development Commission (Southwestern Commission) is the council of government (COG) for North Carolina’s Region A, covering the western most part of the state; Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties and the 16 municipalities therein.
Upper Savannah was the first multi-county planning and development organization to be created in South Carolina and is now a part of South Carolina's 10 sub-state regional Council of Governments system. (www.sccogs.org) The Upper Savannah region includes six counties: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick and Saluda. Upper Savannah serves as the umbrella administrative organization for regional activities, has city and county government representation and works closely with local, state and federal government agencies.