Presenting Partners


2012 POP guess meet local business leaders and event organizers.

More than 20 guests attended the first Perspective on Progress Tour in 2012 when the had the opportunity to take a first hand look at the most significant year in terms of economic development for Athens and Oconee counties.

Strong local leadership and close cooperation between Oconee County  and Athens-Clarke County was evident in those changes. Continuing with a concerted effort to collaborate,  Athens’ key economic development entities — the Downtown Development Authority, Economic Development Foundation, and the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce — are now housed in the same building, creating stronger communication and synergy.

Perspective on Progress 2016 intends to showcase what makes Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties one of Georgia’s finest regions in which to live, work and play. We hope to continue to develop strong relationships between our local leaders, community representatives, business planners, entrepreneurs and investors.

Key organizers of the event include:

Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Department
Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
Athens-Clarke County Industrial Development Authority
Oconee County Economic Development Department
Oconee County Chamber of Commerce
Oconee County Industrial Development Authority
Jackson Spalding
The University of Georgia