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  • Koyo Builds Workforce with Tri-County Graduates

    Koyo Builds Workforce with Tri-County Graduates As a growing number of its longtime associates move toward retirement, Koyo Bearings in West Union is preparing for the transition by steadily building its pipeline of skilled employees with Tri-County Technical College graduates. “We communicate with the Career......

  • What are speculative buildings?

    What are speculative buildings? By Richard K. Blackwell   Speculative buildings are built in anticipation of the growth of a community. Based on the outlined plan for a city, county or region, a speculative building is an economic development tool to entice a potential plant......

  • South Carolina’s Top Micropolitan: Oconee County

    South Carolina’s Top Micropolitan: Oconee County By: Daja Dial The Seneca (Oconee County) micropolitan once again ranks No. 1 in South Carolina. While this is not the first time the county has earned the title, this time the parameters are a little different than the......

  • Five Ways Local Residents Can Help Grow Oconee’s Economy

    Five Ways Local Residents Can Help Grow Oconee’s Economy By Janet Hartman Residents are the lifeblood of communities. They determine what businesses succeed, what activities and places become popular, and build the overall culture of a community. Based on these things, larger companies decide whether......