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  • Be an Ally — Help Tell Oconee County’s Story

    By Richard K. Blackwell One of the great things about social media is the ability for average folks like you and me to spread good news. Whether it’s pet pics, a beautiful casserole or a picturesque sunset, what makes these things so valuable is that......

  • Teamwork in Oconee County- ED 101

    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”......

  • Creating a better Oconee

    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......

  • Unemployment In Context

    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......