Economic Development

Oconee County - A Great Place for Business

It’s easy to see why Oconee County continues to rank as a top community for world class businesses, entrepreneurs, and talented workers. The county’s schools, recreational facilities, and housing options are among the best in the nation. Our business-friendly atmosphere, close proximity to the University of Georgia, and large pool of well-educated employees have helped to create a thriving business environment where success is commonplace.

Oconee County is a strong community where educational opportunities abound; bustling retail nodes flourish and advanced medical technologies from two premiere Georgia hospitals provide the highest quality healthcare in the region. Over 50% of the county’s almost 40,000 residents have a bachelors degree or higher and make up a strong community built with the arts in mind.

Oconee County, a suburb of Athens, is a 7-minute drive to the University of Georgia, a 75-minute drive to the City of Atlanta, and a 90-minute drive to Hartsfield Jackson International Airport – close enough to it all, but just far enough to feel away from it all!