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Candidates want incentives to benefit businesses
January 24, 2018 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Candidates want incentives to benefit businesses | Test

As Seneca City Council gets ready to consider an economic incentives package for downtown development next week, the majority of the candidates in March’s city council election said they want to focus on current businesses.

Seneca industrial site receives fiber certification
January 11, 2018 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Seneca industrial site receives fiber certification | Test

The Seneca Rail Park, home to BorgWarner and Johnson Controls, recently received the Upstate’s first AT&T Fiber Ready certification, a distinction a local economic development official hopes will set it apart from other sites outside Oconee.

Incentives package in the works for downtown business
January 11, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Incentives package in the works for downtown business | Test

The city of Seneca is working on an economic incentives package in an effort to revitalize the downtown area.

Merchants gear up for Small Business Saturday
November 25, 2017 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Merchants gear up for Small Business Saturday | Test

Locally owned small businesses throughout the area will be participating in Small Business Saturday today, a nationwide effort to encourage holiday shoppers to invest in the community where they live by supporting small businesses.

Oconee chamber to celebrate unification anniversary
October 25, 2017 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Oconee chamber to celebrate unification anniversary | Test

The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce will host a chamber mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at the Lighthouse Restaurant Event Center.

Local business gives away $36K boat
October 20, 2017 – 12:23 am | No Comment
Local business gives away $36K boat | Test

Ashley Burton, a paramedic from Westminster, won a Starweld Bassboat made by Starcraft and valued at more than $36,000 on Saturday through a promotion created by Lake Keowee Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Lake Keowee Ford.

Council finalizes deal for record project
September 20, 2017 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Council finalizes deal for record project | Test

County council finalized an incentive package Tuesday for Oconee’s largest announced capital investment not related to Duke Energy, as BorgWarner was revealed as the company planning a record-breaking expansion locally.

Arts-and-crafts giant to fill Kmart void
September 14, 2017 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Arts-and-crafts giant to fill Kmart void | Test

After a longtime Seneca retail staple closed its doors earlier this month, consumers won’t have to wait long for a new shopping option to occupy the vacant storefront.

Company bringing 30 new jobs to Pickens County
August 16, 2017 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Company bringing 30 new jobs to Pickens County | Test

Pickens County’s economic development train continues to roll, as a Canadian company that manufactures and provides hose protectors and hose binding products announced on Tuesday a $4.3 million investment in Pickens County that will create 30 new jobs.

Applicant seeking Verizon retail store to replace Sonic
July 11, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Applicant seeking Verizon retail store to replace Sonic | Test

Sonic Drive-In, which has stood at the corner of U.S. Highway 123 and S.C. Highway 133 for more than a decade, appears to be closing shop in Clemson.

SC unemployment rates falls, local counties take step back
June 17, 2017 – 12:23 am | No Comment
SC unemployment rates falls, local counties take step back | Test

According to figures released Friday by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, the unemployment rate in May was the lowest the Palmetto State has enjoyed in nearly 17 years.

Blue Ridge Bank celebrates 60 years of service
June 13, 2017 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Blue Ridge Bank celebrates 60 years of service | Test

Linda Gibson finally got to come home in March. After moving around to different branches of Blue Ridge Bank during her 35-year career in banking, the Walhalla native has been promoted to manager of the Walhalla branch

Work set to begin soon at Hartwell Village
May 20, 2017 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Work set to begin soon at Hartwell Village | Test

After more than its share of delays, construction on a major retail and restaurant development near Clemson finally appears to be imminent.

Oconee Economic Alliance announces new addition
May 19, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Oconee Economic Alliance announces new addition | Test

The Oconee Economic Alliance announced the addition of Emily Hodge as an economic development specialist in a news release Thursday.