Why Oconee

Founded in 1868, Oconee County has always been a place for innovation and change.

Oconee County combines a landscape of lakes placed in a wonderful climate in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains together with hard-working people who take pride in their work and participate in the betterment of their communities.


This vibrant community of nearly 76,000 residents offers companies a pro-business population with a strong work ethic and an unmatched quality of life with great proximity to Clemson University. Oconee County is home to over 50 industrial-related companies and boasts a labor shed of over 632,000 people. The County is situated on the Interstate 85 corridor and is the closest South Carolina community to metro Atlanta Georgia yet offers easy proximity to all the Upstate South Carolina assets like the South Carolina Inland Port.

Oconee County is South Carolina’s northwestern-most county and is becoming known as the “geography of opportunity.”