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Oconee Economic Alliance Announces Economic Development Specialist Hire

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The Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA) is pleased to announce the addition of Emily Hodge as Economic Development Specialist. A native of Asheboro, North Carolina, Hodge joins the OEA team after earning her bachelor’s degree in economics from Sweet Briar College in Virginia, and working with the School District of Oconee County.

Hodge will manage the OEA’s internal databases and member relations program, as well as championing the various research aspects involved within economic development.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Oconee Economic Alliance and contributing to the growth of the community,” said Hodge. “It has been a dream of mine to work in economic development since graduating from college. I’m excited to be getting that chance.”

“Emily is a welcome addition to the OEA team and will play a crucial role in continuing to aid the OEA in accomplishing its mission of positioning Oconee County for economic development successes,” stated Christine Tedesco, chair of the board of directors for the Oconee Economic Alliance.


Oconee Economic Alliance The Oconee Economic Alliance is a public-private nonprofit effort to accelerate job creation and capital investment, increase per capita income, diversify the local tax base and generate awareness of Oconee County, South Carolina as a business location. To learn more, please visit

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