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Draft Central Midlands 2022-2027 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

Written by admin on 7th December 2022 News, Press Releases

The draft Central Midlands 2022-2027 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) has been completed.  The CEDS document is the culmination of a strategic planning process to develop a five year vision and policy framework for strengthening our regional economy. The information contained in the document may be used for future planning, funding applications, and project development.  This regional planning process is required by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) in order to qualify for assistance under EDA program and funding opportunities....

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Midlands Workforce Development Board is currently collecting public comment on its Regional and Local Plans

Written by admin on 29th November 2022 News, Press Releases

The Midlands Workforce Development Board is currently collecting public comment on its Regional and Local Plans. The Regional and Local plans serve as a four-year action plan to develop, align, and integrate service delivery strategies and to support the State’s vision and strategic operation goals under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Comments regarding the plan(s) can be sent to mwdb@midlandsworkforce.org. https://www.midlandsworkforce.org/plan (click on the link to access the draft plans)...

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MEETING NOTICE – CMCOG BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING- THURSDAY, December 8, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

Written by admin on 15th October 2022 News, Press Releases

Please be advised that the next meeting of the Central Midlands Council of Governments will be held on Thursday,December 8, 2022 at 12:00 Noon  at the Midlands Technical College – Airport Campus – 1260 Lexington Drive West Columbia, SC 29170 Academic Center Room 143 (Mary B. Robertson Conference Center) CMCOG Full Board Meeting Packet 12-8-22                    ...

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Public input requested on bike share expansion in Columbia

Written by admin on 23rd November 2022 News, Press Releases

Please see the links below for providing input on bike riding in the Columbia area. Input can be provided through an interactive online survey and map, and comments provided will help shape the development of the expansion study. The study is part of a collaboration with the Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG) and the City of Columbia, The Comet, City of Cayce, City of West Columbia, Town of Springdale, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation....

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: RIVERBANKS LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Written by admin on 15th November 2022 News, Press Releases

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS  November 15, 2022 CENTRAL MIDLANDS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS COLUMBIA AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION   RIVERBANKS LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION PLAN   The Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG) is hereby issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to firms that have the capability and interest in undertaking and performing the scope of work described below. Each firm is officially a CONSULTANT.  Each CONSULTANT must submit a package containing an original proposal and six (6) copies to CMCOG no later than 2:00 p.m....

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Congaree Biosphere Region

Written by admin on 2nd November 2022 News, Press Releases

The Congaree Biosphere Region (CBR) is a voluntary, collaborative partnership framework in Lower Richland County, South Carolina. Natural resources in the CBR include the globally significant, old-growth bottomland hardwood forest tracts at Congaree National Park. This area is a hub for diverse social economic activity including agriculture, forestry, industry, military installations, outdoor recreation and tourism, heritage tourism, local business, and private property uses. Opportunities abound here for organizations and residents to work together to sustainably develop and use resources while celebrating local cultural heritage and identity....

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: TRANSIT CENTER JOINT DEVELOPMENT MASTER PLAN

Written by admin on 1st November 2022 News, Press Releases

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS  November 1, 2022 CENTRAL MIDLANDS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS COLUMBIA AREA TRANSPORTATION STUDY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION   TRANSIT CENTER JOINT DEVELOPMENT MASTER PLAN   The Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG) is hereby issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to firms that have the capability and interest in undertaking and performing the scope of work described below. Each firm is officially a CONSULTANT.  Each CONSULTANT must submit a package containing an original proposal and six (6) copies to CMCOG no later than 2:00 p.m....

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD: REGIONAL BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLANS

Written by admin on 28th October 2022 News, Press Releases

Professional Services Contract   Awarded Project(s)   Central Midlands Council of Governments   AWARD NOTICE   Contract Number:  Regional Bike and Pedestrian Master Plans – CMCOG RFP FY 2023 – 02 Full Award Amount:  To be negotiated Number of Contracts Awarded:  1 Award To:                                  Prime Provider:   Toole Design Group, LLC                          Subprovider:               Planners for Environmental Quality, Inc.                          Subprovider:               Studio Main, LLC   Short Listed Firms in Alphabetic Order Kimley Horn and Associates, Inc. Kittelson and Associates, Inc.   In accordance with the Central Midlands Council of Government Contract Appeals Procedure,...

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EDA 2022 Annual Performance Report

Written by admin on 21st October 2022 News, Press Releases

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a regional economic development planning process supported by the US Economic Development Administration (EDA).  EDA guidelines for developing the CEDS require a summary background of the economic conditions of the region.  The summary background includes a detailed inventory and analysis of community and economic development indicators.  CMCOG updates this data on an annual basis.  The 2022 summary background information will be incorporated into the 2022-2027 CEDS five-year update which will be presented to the board in December....

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Training and Education Opportunity from The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Written by admin on 11th October 2022 News, Press Releases

If you are currently working in a long-term care facility and would like to participate in this virtual training opportunity, we would encourage you to do so.  This abuse, neglect and exploitation test requires you to become familiar with the South Carolina Omnibus Adult Protection Act.  This law explains the definition of abuse, neglect and exploitation as well as explain mandated reporting.  We encourage you to become familiar with this law, the mandates and penalties.  Thank you for your interest....

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SC Counties Twitter and Facebook Handles

Written by admin on 30th September 2022 News

With #HurricaneIan approaching, following your county’s social media outlets is a good way to keep up to date on how the weather is expected to affect you locally. Find your county’s Twitter and Facebook handles here: https://www.sccounties.org/county-social-media-profiles...

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