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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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July 3, 2015

July News & Events

From grant opportunities here in SC to national news affecting rural communities across the nation, our latest e-newsletter covers a little bit of everything. Check it out & be sure to sign up to receive it in your inbox each …

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June 26, 2015

Clemson Extension Starts Rural Entrepreneurship Program

Clemson University Extension will soon launch a program to spur entrepreneurship in rural South Carolina counties. The program will start with $50,000 from the Freshwater Coast Community Foundation, a newly formed organization dedicated to economic development, education and the arts …

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June 10, 2015

SC State Forester to Receive Gifford Pinchot Medal

South Carolina State Forester Gene Kodama has been selected to receive the Society of American Foresters’ Gifford Pinchot Medal. One of the most esteemed forestry awards in the nation, the medal is presented every two years to a forestry professional …

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