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Community Impact by an Actual Community

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Community Impact by an Actual Community By Dave Eldridge We get excited to see headlines in The Journal when one of our great manufacturing partners announces a multi-million dollar expansion and financial investment or when we welcome a new employer to Oconee County. We realize these positive announcements...

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Get the Oconee EDGE

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Get the Oconee EDGE Offering what you need for where you're going in your career, right here in Oconee County. Our new campus welcomes you!! Be among the first to enroll by joining us Monday, August 6, starting at 10am! Let us know you're coming by PRE-REGISTERING...

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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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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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