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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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Food for thought.

Agriculture, forestry, outdoor recreation, and tourism serve as vital sectors for job creation and growth throughout South Carolina, especially in rural communities. Agribusiness itself comprises 10.5 percent of state employment and $8.8 billion in labor income, making it South Carolina’s largest industry. SOURCE: The Impact of the Agribusiness Sector on the South Carolina Economy (2015)

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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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May 3, 2017

How can we create jobs through conservation and natural resources?

South Carolina houses an abundance of natural resources that already contribute greatly to our economy and could serve as a foundation for building the rural economies that are struggling in today’s financial climate. According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, …

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April 7, 2017

April News & Events

Peruse our April news for the latest events, resources, & clips on farming, forestry, energy, & more!

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March 28, 2017

Money DOES Grow on Trees!