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Oconee Fares well in New BEA Data Release

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The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released a new dataset that broke down Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by each county in the nation. GDP is defined as the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a region. Another way to assess...

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Celebrating Manufacturing

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By Richard K. Blackwell October is National Manufacturing Month. It’s important to take time to celebrate our industries this month, because many people don’t think about how any given product on a store shelf is actually many smaller products put together to create the larger end...

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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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