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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Agriculture, forestry, outdoor recreation, and tourism serve as vital sectors for job creation and growth throughout South Carolina, especially in rural communities. Agribusiness itself comprises 10.5 percent of state employment and $8.8 billion in labor income, making it South Carolina’s largest industry. SOURCE: The Impact of the Agribusiness Sector on the South Carolina Economy (2015)
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)
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)