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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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June 6, 2015

June News & Events

Check out our June e-News for the scoop on upcoming events hosted by our many partners, discover some new funding sources for rural communities, and find links to some major news across the state & nation.

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May 11, 2015

The Time is Right for Solar in SC

A new program in the Midlands, already active in the Charleston area, connects homeowners with solar installers and provides incentives for more communities to go solar.  With support from the major utility, SCE&G, SolarizeSC is working to help more homeowners …

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May 5, 2015

May News & Events

We collect news clips on conservation, community development, farming, forestry, housing, and rural communities and share it along with information about partners’ events and other resources each month in our newsletter.  Follow the links on our site to sign up …

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