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FAQ’s for AOP

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What is the Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Business & Industry Showcase? The Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Business & Industry Showcase is an event designed to let eighth graders interact with the largest employment sector in the tri-county area, manufacturing. The event also has representation from law enforcement, public health and other...

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Destination: Oconee

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By Richard K. Blackwell Recently, many area residents may have heard that Oconee has created a “tourism/destination marketing strategy” with the purpose to not only showcase the natural assets of our county, but to build upon them. Numerous one-on-one interviews, committee meetings and public presentations were conducted...

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Investing in our youth is the key to success

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By Richard K. Blackwell Benjamin Franklin once said that an investment in knowledge pays the best kind of interest. That thinking is why representatives from the Oconee Economic Alliance, School District of Oconee County, the Hamilton Career Center and Apprenticeship Carolina have joined forces to create a...

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Getting Work Ready

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by Richard K. Blackwell The Oconee Economic Alliance has taken great strides to keep Oconee County on track for its five-year strategic economic development plan. Oconee County has specifically improved the link between education and career readiness, as well economic growth as a whole, and these efforts...

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On Target for Oconee

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Your Oconee Economic Alliance has directly increased economic development opportunities in Oconee County in the past thirty-six months as evidenced with $150 million in newly announced capital investments and over 800 new jobs coming on-line. How have we done this? How have we added jobs and...

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Agriculture is Business

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When people think of economic growth, the emphasis often focuses on technological breakthroughs, advancing manufacturing and creating jobs for the future. These are all great ideas for discussion. However, the reality is that one of the largest areas of economic growth is often thought of as...

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