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Setting the bait for Oconee

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By Richard K. Blackwell If you’ve ever gone pond fishing on a still summer day, you’ve probably seen something stir right below the surface, and wondered what caused the ripples. Was it a fish or a turtle – in other words, dinner, or a waste of...

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Teamwork in Oconee County- ED 101

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Communication within a team is extremely important in order for the team to be effective. With that in mind, the Oconee Economic Alliance decided to conduct economic development presentations, called “ED 101,” with the councils of the five municipalities in Oconee County. The goal of “ED 101”...

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Creating a better Oconee

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By Richard K. Blackwell   How are you doing on your New Year’s resolution? I hope that’s not already a touchy subject, and I only mention it because at the Oconee Economic Alliance, we made a New Year’s resolution of sorts, which is to offer a better...

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Unemployment In Context

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It’s oftentimes hard to contextualize time. When you hear, “unemployment dropped to a 15-year low,” it can easily fail to connect. But take a second, think about where you were 15 years ago. Dabo Swinney was selling real estate in Alabama. Steve Spurrier was still coaching...

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Tedesco selected as OEA chair

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By Justin Lee Campbell and originally appearing at www.upstatetoday.com. The Oconee Economic Alliance board of directors has selected architect and award-winning visual artist Christine Tedesco for a two-year term as chair. The board voted recently for Tedesco by unanimous acclamation during a meeting at Blue Ridge Bank...

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Oconee Remains Primed for Good Fortunes

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By Richard Blackwell   It seems appropriate that during the holiday season, when we take time to celebrate the season and reflect on the past year, that we realize how well-positioned our community is for continued good fortunes. Your Oconee Economic Alliance recently released a report from Impact...

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