Jun 09

2020 Census: We’re all counting on you.

When we mapped out our editorial calendar for the year, this month’s opinion piece was supposed to be about the importance of completing the 2020 Census. Then, COVID-19 hit. As we began to take everything in stride, and the virus began to make a bigger impact, completing the census took on a somewhat new level […]

Jan 08

Oconee Fares well in New BEA Data Release

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 this value is to take inflation into account. This is […]

Nov 21

Oconee Economic Alliance Celebrates 2018 Accomplishments

At the recent annual meeting of the Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA), a crowd of over 100 supporters heard how 2018 was yet another record breaking year for the Oconee Economic Alliance and for Oconee County. This meeting took place at The Lighthouse Event Center on the banks of Lake Keowee and featured speakers from the […]

Oct 01

Oconee Economic Alliance hosts 5th Annual Birdies & BBQ Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament

On Friday, September 7, the Oconee Economic Alliance (OEA) hosted their 5th Annual Birdies & BBQ Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament at Cross Creek Plantation in Seneca. The superb championship 18-hole golf course designed by nationally-known golf course designer P.B. Dye featured newly installed greens and an incredible staff under the leadership of golf pro Mark Ernst. […]

Aug 31

Community Impact by an Actual Community

Community Impact by an Actual Community By Dave Eldridge We get excited to see headlines in The Journal when one of our great manufacturing partners announces a multi-million dollar expansion and financial investment or when we welcome a new employer to Oconee County. We realize these positive announcements foretell new job opportunities, growth in the […]