A company will invest $1 million and create five new jobs in Seneca. The company is called COE Optics, described as a leading provider of optical research and development solutions. The five jobs are to be highly-skilled research intensive positions, according to an announcement by the office of Oconee Economic Development. “We are grateful for the support we have received from local officials and happy to bring this company from North Carolina to Oconee County to start a new chapter,” said Cindy Johnson, principal officer for COE Optics. The company develops and conducts research on ways to integrate new materials into optoelectronic devices and systems. This includes the design and manufacturing techniques for photonic devices used in sensing, imaging and communications. The company is to locate inside the Seneca Commerce Center.