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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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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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