Why Choose Oconee County
Infographics showcasing Oconee County's key demographics
Oconee County is home to some of the most well-educated, healthiest, and hardest working people in the State of Georgia. Learn about our community by analyzing our demographics.
Oconee County is known for having some of the best schools in the State of Georgia. Not only does the county have an excellent public school system that has a 92% graduation rate, but it is also home to wonderful private schools that challenge students to meet and exceed the highest of expectations. Additionally, Oconee County is privileged to have the University of North Georgia within its borders, as well as the University of Georgia and Athens Technical College in adjacent Athens-Clarke County.
Oconee County's economy made up of a diversified mix of firms, primarily professional services, retail trade, and medical care. Discover great opportunities for your business by reviewing information about our local economy.
Oconee County is well-connected to the world. In addition to having a federal highway, a four-lane service road, and a well-maintained network of county roads, Oconee County is located between two major interstates, making freight shipments convenient and fast. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is about a 1-hour's drive from Oconee County, and the Port of Savannah is within a 5-hour's drive. These important assets link your business, its goods, your workers, and your services to the entire world.
Oconee County's housing stock is sure to meet the needs of your family. Additionally, property values have appreciated consistently, meaning you will see a positive return on your investment in our community.
Our community has received many accolades for its attention to parks/rec, retail development, and its excellent public & private school systems. Click this link to review our excellent lifestyle in Oconee County.
Founded in 1875, Oconee County took its name from a Native American word meaning "Spring of the Hills." Oconee County's history is rooted in agriculture, art, and education. Click this link to learn more.
Promoting a Business Environment That Allows Your Business to Succeed
Oconee County is a progressive community that has retained its charm and hospitality. The recognition by 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.
Thrive on Diversity
Oconee County's economic development efforts thrive on the tremendous diversity of the business community. From small mom and pop businesses to new manufacturing facilities serving international corporations, Oconee County offers ample employment opportunities in a variety of industries. Dubbed the Artland of Georgia, Oconee County is also home to hundreds of artists and creative entrepreneurs who contribute to the local economy through numerous art exhibitions and galleries. Throw in a number of nationally renowned retailers in the Epps Bridge Parkway shopping area and an emerging medical community along the GA-316 corridor and you have access to a wealth of resources which leads to a higher quality of life. Big things continue to happen in Oconee County and northeast Georgia!
Highly Skilled Workforce
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.