County Overview

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

Oconee County combines a landscape of lakes placed at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains with hard-working people who take pride in their work and in their community.

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 60 industry-related companies and boasts a labor shed of over 632,000 people. The county is South Carolina’s northwestern-most county, situated on the Interstate 85 corridor, and is the closest South Carolina community to metro Atlanta, yet offers easy proximity to all of Upstate South Carolina’s assets, in particular the South Carolina Inland Port.


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