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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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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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November 5, 2014

National Geographic Features South Carolina’s ACE Basin

National Geographic showcases one of South Carolina’s most treasured gems with this recent feature on the ACE Basin.

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SC Food Access Task Force Releases New Report

This new report includes recommendations for increasing healthy food access with a strategy that addresses capital, affordability, supply, planning, and transportation.  Read the report here.

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