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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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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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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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