Author: Daja Dial

Oconee Ally Contest Announced

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Oconee Ally Contest Announced The Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA) has created a NEW contest involving their digital ambassador program with cash prizes to help spread the economic development news shared from the OEA. Spanning March 20th to November 9th, the three allies with the most points will...

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Site Certification: What does it mean?

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Site Certification: What does it mean? By Emily Hodge At the Oconee Economic Alliance, we are pretty proud of the fact that we have not one, but THREE certified industrial parks: the Oconee Industry and Technology Park, the Golden Corner Commerce Park, and the Seneca Rail Park....

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Happy Sesquicentennial, Oconee County

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Happy Sesquicentennial, Oconee County By Richard K. Blackwell In 1868, The South Carolina Constitutional Convention decided to split the Pickens District in two. One part became Pickens County, and the other -- the land west of the Keowee and Seneca rivers – became our home, Oconee County. Since...

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Blackwell Named Top Industry Leader

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Blackwell Named Top Industry Leader By Daja Dial When you think of the word leader, what do you think? When you think of economic development leadership, who do you think of? While the definition of a leader varies and while we definitely have standout leadership on the state...

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Oconee County, A Top Micropolitan

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Oconee County, A Top Micropolitan By Daja Dial After a knockout year last year, Oconee County once again proves it is the “Geography of Opportunity”. In the 2018 POLICOM Strength Ranking, it was ranked the number one micropolitan in the state of South Carolina. A micropolitan is...

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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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