The OEA introduced a new component to the business forums. Each month in 2018, they will feature an Oconee County-based nonprofit and solicit help in meeting their immediate need(s). This month featured the Golden Corner Food Pantry. Jeff Heaton, the Executive Director, joined them at their monthly meeting.
In the 2018 POLICOM Strength Ranking, Oconee County was ranked the number one micropolitan in the state of South Carolina. A micropolitan is described as a quasi-rural area with an urbanized city, at least one county, and a population greater than 10,000.