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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.

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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News

August 7, 2015

August News & Events

Find local and national news clips and discover new resources and funding opportunities in our August e-newsletter.  Be sure to sign up to receive it by email each month, too! August News & Events

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July 29, 2015

The Nature Conservancy Protects 12,000+ acres Near the Savannah River

The Nature Conservancy has purchased a conservation easement on 12,418 acres between the Savannah and Coosawhatchie rivers in South Carolina. The easement, on The Westervelt Co.’s timberlands near the towns of Allendale and Hampton, is the fourth largest in state …

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July 26, 2015

New Strategy to Help Heirs Keep Family Lands

Read here to learn how RRC-SC partner, the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation, is promoting family lands in the Lowcountry.

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