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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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August 11, 2014

Applications Announcement SLCC Cost-share program for Longleaf Pine

Workshop on September 6 in McClellanville

We are now accepting a third round of applications for our cost-share program to help plant and manage LLP forests. This program is available to all landowners within the Sewee Longleaf Conservation Cooperative area. In this funding round, we will …

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August 7, 2014

Four South Carolina Legends will address State Conference in Charleston

20th Anniversary Community Economic Development Conference, August 20-22

Charleston, SC – August 4, 2014 – Four of South Carolina’s most successful natives will speak during the 20th Anniversary Community Economic Development Conference, August 20-22, 2014, in Charleston. Lead by Congressman James E. Clyburn (SC-D), this ground-breaking celebration of …

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August 1, 2014

August News and Events

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

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