Northeast Georgia is home to some of the most well-educated, healthiest, and hardest working people in the State of Georgia. Corporations such as Caterpillar, Zaxby's, Zoom Bait, and Benson's Bakery take advantage of the region's dynamic workforce, as well as the intellectual capital available via the University of Georgia, the University of North Georgia, and Athens Technical College.  

Retailers have also focused on the strong consumer demand in the area.  Our Epps Bridge Shopping district is home to more than 300,000 square feet of retail services, and commercial development continues to show strong growth in the northern portion of the county. 

To learn more about Oconee County's demographics, please view the table below and select "Oconee County" in the drop-down menu.

Caterpillar broke ground on its new manufacturing plant in 2012 after selecting Oconee County due to the community's supply of skilled labor.