Targeted Industries

Due to a skilled workforce and other attributes, Oconee County is ideally suited for the following industry sectors:
  • Advanced Materials
  • Food Processing
  • Food Production
  • Information Technology
  • Life Science
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Telecommunications
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Oconee County is working in partnership with surrounding counties for the development of Georgia's Innovation Crescent, a multi-county area focusing on developing and sustaining knowledge-based employment sectors. The Innovation Crescent connects communities near the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Emory University, and Georgia Regents University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia). This region combines research and development activities with workplace skills possessed within the general population.