Phase I began in July 2015. The Orangeburg County Development Commission (OCDC), working with an outside consultant, identified core leaders (now known as “One Orangeburg County Leadership” and “The 100”) and work began to align community needs, group purpose and the goals that are now the key focus of our work. Task Forces were then formed and are now used to deliver key outcomes and results. Having these key leaders working together (with the information exchange that takes place) facilitates getting impactful results. Successful completion of identified projects will not only attract new jobs, industry and residents to the area; but will help ensure continued improvements in the area’s quality of life.
What is the current goal of The One Orangeburg County Initiative? Is The One Orangeburg County Initiative a “short term entity” or is it designed to exist permanently?
The Executive Committee of The One Orangeburg County Initiative will continue to evaluate the needs of the community and make decisions in accordance with those needs and county-wide input.