Oconee County sits right next door to Athens-Clarke County, famously home of the University of Georgia. Throughout much of its history, the larger neighbor got most of the attention. That began to change when people, businesses, and even large corporations decided Oconee was the place to be.
Today, the county's population and employment base has continued to swell. It is home to the mammoth Caterpillar assembly plant - one of Georgia's biggest economic development deals. People don't just make their homes here; they also work and do business in the county. To keep reading, click here.