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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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July 24, 2014

USDA Selects 36 Energy Facilities to Accept Biomass Deliveries

Council Energy Inc., Allendale Biomass LLC, Dorchester Biomass, LLC

Program Includes Biomass Removals from Federal Lands to Reduce Forest Fires  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected 36 energy facilities in 14 states to accept biomass deliveries supported by the Biomass …

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July 10, 2014

Biofuel Production in South Carolina gets a Boost from the USDA

SCCEBA will receive $150,000 to work with Colleton and Clarendon Counties.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development has awarded two grants to the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) that will pave the way for transportation biofuel investments for commercial and military use. SCCEBA will …

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July 3, 2014

July News and Events

Check out the link for RRC-related news, grants, events, and resources that are updated monthly. July News and Events 2014

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