Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PDEC), an electric utility organized under South Carolina law, can avail itself of financial incentives included in the South Carolina Rural Development Act of 1996.

South Carolina Rural Development Act of 1996

This act allows PDEC to apply for credit against its tax liability for amounts paid in cash, to provide infrastructure for qualifying industrial and distribution projects. Here are examples of construction projects that can be funded under SCRDA:

  • Roads
  • Water and/or sewer lines
  • Turning lanes and deceleration lanes to an industry
  • Natural gas pipelines
  • Rail

Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant (REDLG) Program

REDLG offers the opportunity for private and public organizations to receive a zero-interest loan from the Rural Development sector of USDA. Funds from the REDLG program are awarded to a RUS, such as PDEC, which serves as the loan administrator. The loan is then passed on to a third party. The RUS charges an annual service fee of no more than 1 percent of the unpaid principal balance of the loan.