What is a COG?
- Providing individualized assistance to cities, counties, businesses, community organizations and community members (such as
a local comprehensive plan, loans to local businesses, grant-writing assistance, and housing and workforce programs)
- Providing planning services across multiple jurisdictions (such as a regional comprehensive solid waste management plan or
long-range transportation plan); and
- Providing a forum that combines the elements of transportation planning, housing development, solid waste planning, and use
planning, workforce development, and economic development into a comprehensive approach to regional growth and development.