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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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Oconee County Conducts Teacher in Industry Day

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Oconee County Conducts Teacher in Industry Day Monday marked the first time that all of the School District of Oconee County’s elementary school teachers visited and experienced various manufacturing facilities in Oconee County. Educators were able to see the facilities that some of their students’ parents...

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Oconee County: Home to Engineers

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Oconee County: Home to Engineers By Emily Hodge A recent report analyzing job data puts Oconee County and the Seneca micropolitan on the map for having the highest concentration of Industrial Engineers and Industrial Engineer Technicians. With a concentration 5.02 times greater than the national average, Seneca...

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Getting a Seat at the Grownup Table

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Getting a Seat at the Grownup Table By Richard K. Blackwell South Carolina is a little like a holiday family dinner: The adults sit at the massive dining-room table, and the children are relegated to the dreaded “kids’ table.” While the adults have all the turkey and...

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AOP – Anderson Oconee Pickens Showcase

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The Anderson Oconee Pickens Showcase, or AOP Showcase, as it tends to be called, will have its annual event this Tuesday and Wednesday, September 26&27 at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center. The AOP Showcase is a partnership between business and industry in the upstate and...

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Oconee Job Prospects Are Here and Growing

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By Richard K. Blackwell Here’s some good news you can take to the bank: Oconee County is putting people to work. Relentlessly. The Upstate is in the middle of an economic renaissance, and nowhere is that more evident than Oconee County. We’re quickly shedding that image of...

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