Perspective on Progress

Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties


October 5-6



Economic Familiarization



An economic development familiarization tour of Athens-Clarke & Oconee counties

Northeast Georgia is on the rise, and the counties of Athens-Clarke and Oconee are the crown jewels of this growing region. The Perspective on Progress Tour offers the opportunity for a firsthand experience of what makes our part of the state so special.

In addition to visits to prime development sites across the region, our guests will be treated to some of the best entertainment the area has to offer.

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A startling combination of lifestyle assets
When considered together, Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties offer

Top-notch choices of public and private schools · multiple secondary education opportunities.
Two thriving & eclectic downtowns with music, art galleries, antique shops, boutiques and more.
Award winning chefs · quaint cafés · live theatre and arthouse cinema.
Pastoral scenery and plenty of sports and outdoor opportunities.
Historic intown neighborhoods · hobby farms · charming small towns nearby · golf communities.

Open for business

Regarded as one of the state’s top areas to live by countless surveys and publications, Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties are open for business. With two of the best public school systems in the state, as well as a premier research institution in the University of Georgia, the region is primed for growth.

The area has a total population of roughly 150,000 with a median income of more than $33,000.

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