Community leaders, economic developers and state officials all gathered for the 30th annual S.C. Rural Summit this week hosted by the S.C. Department of Commerce. The three-day summit, which took place at Clemson University, provided opportunities for leaders from across the state to share best practices, learn more about resources available to rural communities and more – all with one goal in mind – to advance the efforts and promote economic activity within the state’s rural areas.
Speakers included Governor Henry McMaster, Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette, S.C. Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt and other leaders in rural development.
With around 14% of the state’s total population living in rural areas, South Carolina’s rural communities are an integral part of the state’s economy, and Team S.C. is committed to provide the tools and resources needed to increase growth within each of these communities.