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Vive la Walhalla

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Vive la Walhalla By Richard K. Blackwell How would one say “Walhalla” in French? I am not sure, but it is being said in Tours, France. You read that correctly as a French company has established operations in downtown Walhalla -- Right here in Oconee County. This is...

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Have we got a Story to Tell

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Have we got a Story to Tell By Richard K. Blackwell Have we got a story to tell about economic perseverance. It’s been almost seven years since Oconee County purchased a 400-acre farm property with the goal of creating an industry and technology park. It was one of those...

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SC Leads Country with Lowest Manufacturing Costs

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SC Leads Country with Lowest Manufacturing Costs By Emily Hodge The most recent edition of the Southern Business and Development Magazine names South Carolina as the lowest cost state for manufacturing operating costs in the country. The column references a study released by The Boyd Company earlier...

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Destination Oconee: Planning for the future

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Destination Oconee: Planning for the future By Janet Hartman There’s an old Chinese proverb that states “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now”. The same is true for community planning and development. Oconee County has made tremendous strides...

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Oconee County Conducts Teacher in Industry Day

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Oconee County Conducts Teacher in Industry Day Monday marked the first time that all of the School District of Oconee County’s elementary school teachers visited and experienced various manufacturing facilities in Oconee County. Educators were able to see the facilities that some of their students’ parents...

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Oconee County: Home to Engineers

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Oconee County: Home to Engineers By Emily Hodge A recent report analyzing job data puts Oconee County and the Seneca micropolitan on the map for having the highest concentration of Industrial Engineers and Industrial Engineer Technicians. With a concentration 5.02 times greater than the national average, Seneca...

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