Oconee County is a progressive community that has retained its charm and hospitality. The recognition by community residents that quality jobs are desirable within Oconee County helps foster a positive business environment. Nestled between two major cities (Atlanta and Athens), transportation networks are in place to allow your business to have access to southeastern, national and international markets through the interstate system and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Within the past year, Oconee County has become the new home for Caterpillar’s Building Construction Products (BCP) assembly facility, the Epps Bridge Center, and Industrial Finishing Specialists - to name only a few. Retail activity is thriving with the recent openings of nationally renowned retailers such Dick's Sporting Goods, Old Navy, Gap, Off Broadway Shoes, Pier I, Marshall's and PetSmart, among others - not to mention Best Buy opening later this summer! Big things are happening in Oconee County and northeast Georgia.
Why are these things happening? Oconee County and the northeast Georgia region have a highly-skilled workforce capable of filling both technical and skilled jobs. These quality employees are a product of a positive work ethic and exceptional training grounds for your employees. The Oconee County School District continues to exceed state and national benchmarks. Athens Technical College teaches numerous skills to students enrolled in its programs, and the University of Georgia and the University of North Georgia teach a number of principles required to succeed in today’s business environment.
Not only will Oconee County and the northeast Georgia area provide you with a great workforce and business environment, you will also be afforded access to great amenities such as parks, shopping, dining, culture and major college athletics. You and your employees will enjoy the opportunities available to you in Oconee County.
To discuss the potential of locating your business to Oconee County, or to find out more information about how we can assist your existing business, please don’t hesitate to contact the Economic Development office. We look forward to helping you grow a successful business here.