Author: Daja Dial

Unite behind Oconee

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Unite behind Oconee By Daja Dial     We’re all fans of something. Whether it’s a sports team or a celebrity or a musician, every one of us has someone or something that we can’t help but cheer for. Now, imagine getting rewarded for all of your time spent...

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Tourism is a Key to Oconee’s Economic Success

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Tourism is a Key to Oconee’s Economic Success By Janet Hartman Nestled in the northwestern corner of South Carolina, Oconee County has redefined the standard for quality of life. Owing to the boundless amount of outdoor opportunities, the stunning geography of Oconee currently caters to the everyday...

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When Opportunity Comes Knocking

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When Opportunity Comes Knocking Understanding Opportunity Zones By: Emily Hodge   Earlier this year, two census tracts in Oconee County received designation as Opportunity Zones. Sounds pretty fancy, right? Opportunity Zones are a recently established program through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Across the country, states...

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OEA and Hamilton Career Center Celebrate NOW Graduates

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For Immediate Release May 31, 2018 Press Contacts:   Chad Lusk Hamilton Career Center Phone Number:  (864) 886-4425 clusk@g.oconee.k12.sc.us   Richard K. Blackwell Oconee Economic Alliance Phone Number: (864) 638-4210 rblackwell@oconeesc.com     OEA and Hamilton Career Center Celebrate NOW Graduates   SENECA, S.C. – Nurturing Oconee’s Workforce, NOW, is a unique program designed collaboratively by the Oconee Economic Alliance and the...

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Oconee Campus to Open in August

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Oconee Campus to Open in August Campus at a Glance ·       The Oconee Campus of Tri-County Technical College will be located at the Oconee Industry and Technology Park, located on Highway 11 in Westminster. ·       Physical Address: Tri-County Technical College Oconee Campus, 552 Education Way, Westminster SC,   ...

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Koyo Builds Workforce with Tri-County Graduates

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Koyo Builds Workforce with Tri-County Graduates As a growing number of its longtime associates move toward retirement, Koyo Bearings in West Union is preparing for the transition by steadily building its pipeline of skilled employees with Tri-County Technical College graduates. “We communicate with the Career Center and...

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What are speculative buildings?

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What are speculative buildings? By Richard K. Blackwell   Speculative buildings are built in anticipation of the growth of a community. Based on the outlined plan for a city, county or region, a speculative building is an economic development tool to entice a potential plant expansion or usher...

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