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The Rural Resource Coalition SC (RRCSC) began forming in 2009. Representatives from affordable housing, agriculture, community development, conservation, forestry, heirs’ property, and tourism recognized the need for a united effort focused on sustainable economic development in the state’s rural communities. Economic development efforts that also have the added value of respecting our state’s vast natural resources.

With emphasis on spurring wealth creation from within rural communities, the group works to create a stronger South Carolina economy through: local food markets, working farm and forest conservation, affordable housing, homegrown renewable energy, downstream markets for agricultural and forestry products, and local tourism development. Together, the coalition represents the interests of hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians and billions of dollars of economic impact.

The objective is simple. The meaningful work of reviving the state’s economy will, in turn, revitalize many long-neglected rural areas across the state. And that’s good for every South Carolinian.