Courtney Bernardi/Oconee County Chamber of Commerce
Oconee County is the ideal place for living and working. The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce fosters quality of life and community through alliances to support economic growth. The Chamber is a volunteer organization of business and professional people. The primary function of a Chamber of Commerce is to act as the spokesperson for the business and professional community and translate into action at the will of its members.
What you will find in Oconee County is an inviting business and family-friendly environment. Businesses of all sizes call Oconee County home whether they are large manufacturing facilities such at Caterpillar with over 1,500 employees, or small home-based businesses with just 1 employee. Simply put, no matter the size of your business, they want to help you succeed. In 2018, niche.com ranked Oconee County as the “Best Georgia County to Live” and “Best Georgia County for Families” while countyhealthrankings.org ranked Oconee County as the #2 Healthiest County in Georgia. The county also boasts one of the top educational systems in the state of Georgia.
David Bradley/Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
Since 1904, the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce has served their members and the community by fostering relationships and strengthening the ties that have secured Athens’ position as the hub of northeast Georgia.
Today, 246 West Hancock Avenue serves as a “one-stop shop” for business in Athens by housing not only the Chamber of Commerce but also the Clarke County Mentor Program, the Department of Economic Development of Athens-Clarke County, Industrial Development Authority and Athens Cultural Affairs Commission. The Chamber has realized its vision of being the regional leader on issues vital to a thriving business community.