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Oconee County Labor Study Kickoff

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By Emily Hodge The Oconee Economic Alliance is excited to announce an unprecedented labor study being conducted by Site Selection Group, in partnership with the South Carolina Power Team. By participating in this survey, you will be contributing toward the betterment of Oconee County. Data from...

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Casto – Hartwell Village

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  Ground breaking and construction has begun on Hartwell Village, the new shopping complex and mixed use community coming to Oconee County across the lake from Clemson. The project developer, Casto, has announced several tenants bound for the new area. Retailers include; 5 Below, Michaels, Rack...

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Oconee Scores Well in the Governor’s Local Government Competitiveness Council Report

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By Emily Hodge Recently, the Governor’s Local Government Competitiveness Council Report for South Carolina was released to identify and analyze the factors that allow counties to attract, retain, and develop business and industry. Areas of public infrastructure, taxes and regulations, and workforce development were studied, and counties were...

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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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