Feb 27

Teamwork in Oconee County- ED 101

Communication within a team is extremely important in order for the team to be effective. With that in mind, the Oconee Economic Alliance decided to conduct economic development presentations, called “ED 101,” with the councils of the five municipalities in Oconee County. The goal of “ED 101” is to communicate and emphasize the efforts being taken to […]

Jan 30

Creating a better Oconee

How are you doing on your New Year’s resolution? I hope that’s not already a touchy subject, and I only mention it because at the Oconee Economic Alliance, we made a New Year’s resolution of sorts, which is to offer a better understanding of how we are doing on our job of fostering economic development […]

Jan 26

Unemployment In Context

It’s oftentimes hard to contextualize time. When you hear, “unemployment dropped to a 15-year low,” it can easily fail to connect. But take a second, think about where you were 15 years ago. Dabo Swinney was selling real estate in Alabama. Steve Spurrier was still coaching the University of Florida Gators. The first Harry Potter […]

Jan 25

Tedesco selected as OEA chair

By Justin Lee Campbell and originally appearing at The Oconee Economic Alliance board of directors has selected architect and award-winning visual artist Christine Tedesco for a two-year term as chair. The board voted recently for Tedesco by unanimous acclamation during a meeting at Blue Ridge Bank in Seneca. Tedesco told The Journal she was […]