Oconee’s economic development director put aside any speculation today that he might be interested in returning to his former employer. Richard Blackwell assumed his job at the Oconee economic development office after having worked for the South Carolina Upstate Alliance, headquartered in Greenville. The Upstate Alliance is undergoing a re-organization after the resignation of its director, Hal Johnson. So, when 96.3/WGOG NEWS this morning put the question to Blackwell, he replied, “I’m not interested at all. I’m perfectly happy here. The work here is not done….” Blackwell spoke to 96.3/WGOG NEWS after this morning’s meeting of the Oconee Alliance, where Upstate Alliance worker Clay Andrews gave the featured talk.