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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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December 10, 2014

December News & Events

Check out our December E-News and be sure to join our mailing list to receive it straight to your inbox each month!

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December 1, 2014

Tax Credits Fund Local Economic Growth

Mike Switzer (SCETC Radio) recently interviewed Bernie Mazyck, president and CEO of the South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (and RRC-SC co-chair), about South Carolina’s community economic development tax credits for eligible investments and contributions to certified organizations.  SC …

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November 18, 2014

SC Ag Community to Feed Thanksgiving Meal to SC Senior Citizens

South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers and Lt. Governor Yancey McGill recently announced that the South Carolina agriculture community will provide Certified South Carolina grown products for a Thanksgiving meal to 173 senior centers across the state.  Read more …

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