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Resources can grow our economies

The Rural Resource Coalition SC has a local approach to cultivating sustainable economic growth. A South Carolina abundant with local food markets, working farm and forest conservation, affordable housing, homegrown renewable energy and marketable agricultural and forestry products means prosperity for all.

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Make your voice heard

Join us at the first in a speaker series on local food markets this fall or our next statewide meeting. Check our event page for details and sign up for our newsletter to receive more information.


Food for thought.

According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, South Carolinians spent $7 billion on food in 2010. Only 10% of that bounty remained in South Carolina. The Rural Resource Coalition SC is working to change that.

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Building Wealth From Within

Community development corporations throughout the state empower community leaders and spur local job creation to build wealth, one community at a time. We envision rural prosperity built on existing community resources and leadership. (Photo courtesy of SC Association of CDCs)

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Conservation Fuels the Economy

Boxwood Plantation, a working farm and nursery along the border of Florence and Darlington Counties, abuts Interstate 20. Agricultural lands and forests contribute billions to our state’s economy and hundreds of thousands of jobs. (Photo courtesy of Pee Dee Land Trust)

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January 2, 2015

January News & Events

Happy New Year! Check out our January newsletter — hot off the presses — and be sure to join our mailing list to receive our news each month!  January 2015 E-News

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December 28, 2014

SC RIA Announces the Availability of $12M in Competitive Grants

The South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) Board recently announced the availability of $12 million in competitive grants. Learn more at the SCRIA website.

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December 15, 2014

Longleaf Pine Cost Share – Open Enrollment!

The Sewee Longleaf Conservation Cooperative is accepting rolling applications for its longleaf planting cost share program.  Learn if your land meets the basic criteria for the current cost share funding available by visiting the SLCC website.  Find out more.

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