50 jobs may not sound like a lot but….
A county adding 50 jobs over a year’s time may not sound like a whole lot. But, as Oconee’s Richard Blackwell sees it, it’s a whole lot better than the corresponding numbers that apply to Oconee’s Upstate neighbors. Blackwell, the county director of economic development, is calling attention to a legislative committee meeting yesterday in Columbia that disclosed Upstate counties that has lost jobs since the economy downtown turn that began in late 2007. Oconee actually added 50 jobs, Blackwell said.