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Community Foundation Partners With Local Nonprofit To Create Informative Website

September 19, 2023
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry (CFL) and the Lowcountry Council of Governments (LCOG) are thrilled to announce the launch of the new data driven Lowcountry Community Indicators website at

CFL and LCOG teamed up to develop the informative website, which focuses on Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties, following the positive reception of CFL’s Community Indicators Report and LCOG’s the People and the Economy Report.

The objectives of the website are:

• To provide a free, centralized community resource offering relevant indicators that help support informed decision‐making across the region.

• To help find solutions to local issues among community leaders, public officials and policy makers, nonprofit organizations, businesses, researchers, and residents.

• To promote regionalism and partnership while focusing on the community’s well-being.

The website includes the following eight topics, which cover over 140 key indicators (all supported by trusted, reliable sources and regularly updated data): Demographics, Economy, Education, Environment, Health, Housing, Poverty, and Transportation.

The website allows users to view, navigate, and download specific data for each topic mentioned above. In addition, the user will have the ability to locate all the data for one specific county or compare the data for all four counties.

By assessing changes that have occurred over time in these areas, the indicators provide a picture of how the region is doing and indicate where the region is heading. This will help to identify the region’s priorities.

LCOG and CFL are planning virtual and in-person gatherings to highlight the website’s features for local organizations, nonprofits, governmental entities, and community groups.

We hope that visitors spend time with and consider ways they can use the data to positively impact the Lowcountry region. For more information about the website, contact Dr. Maleena Parkey at 843-473-3987 or or Rob Ennamorato at

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