Welcome to the South Carolina Rural Development Council website.  The goal of the council is to provide a framework within which federal government resources can be used in combination with those of state and local governments, private businesses and nonprofit organizations, to promote rural economic development. This site seeks to facilitate the distribution of information and assistance to support rural economic and community development efforts.   Please take a few minutes to visit the various sections where you can view the activities of other communities, explore the resources available and catch up on some of the news impacting rural South Carolina.