Author: Daja Dial

New Local Campaign: GIVE Oconee

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New Local Campaign: GIVE Oconee In an effort to continue to encourage Oconee County citizens to be conscious of their local support, the Oconee Economic Alliance is excited to introduce a NEW think local campaign. #ThinkOconee was our first think local campaign which championed the mission of...

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Vive la Walhalla

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Vive la Walhalla By Richard K. Blackwell How would one say “Walhalla” in French? I am not sure, but it is being said in Tours, France. You read that correctly as a French company has established operations in downtown Walhalla -- Right here in Oconee County. This is...

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Fair Play Sewer Survey Results

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For Immediate Release Fair Play Sewer Survey Results By: Emily Hodge The Oconee Economic Alliance recently conducted a survey related to the extension of sewer access through the interstate corridor of Southern Oconee County. The survey consisted of four main questions and was meant to gauge interest in...

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Have we got a Story to Tell

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Have we got a Story to Tell By Richard K. Blackwell Have we got a story to tell about economic perseverance. It’s been almost seven years since Oconee County purchased a 400-acre farm property with the goal of creating an industry and technology park. It was one of those...

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SC Leads Country with Lowest Manufacturing Costs

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SC Leads Country with Lowest Manufacturing Costs By Emily Hodge The most recent edition of the Southern Business and Development Magazine names South Carolina as the lowest cost state for manufacturing operating costs in the country. The column references a study released by The Boyd Company earlier...

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Destination Oconee: Planning for the future

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Destination Oconee: Planning for the future By Janet Hartman There’s an old Chinese proverb that states “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now”. The same is true for community planning and development. Oconee County has made tremendous strides...

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