Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) was the recipient of this year’s Large Business award from the Greene County Chamber of Commerce. The award, which was presented by Valerie Duvall, Greene County’s Director of Economic Development, was given to LOA for its significant contributions to Greene County’s economic development.
These contributions are numerous and include creation of more than 70 quality jobs and the attraction of 50 families to Greene County. “New families and businesses mean a more stable tax base which affords our citizens better roads, safety and healthcare,” noted Ms. Duvall.
LOA was also recognized for its commitment to shopping local. From gutters and plumbing to landscaping and catering, LOA has used local businesses at every opportunity in order to invest back into Greene County. In the past year, they have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into more than 30 local businesses around the county.
“As an economic development practitioner, they make my job easy,” added Duvall. “Not only do they provide quality jobs, recruit new residents, and support our existing industries, they also invest in the children of Greene County – from Woodville to Siloam, Union Point and Greensboro. In 2007, they opened their doors and touched the lives of 11 children. They now serve 578 children from all over the County giving them not only the best education available in Georgia, but one of the best in the Nation.”
“We are, of course, honored by this award. Our commitment to Greene County and its citizens is steadfast,” said Dr. Otho Tucker, CEO of Lake Oconee Academy. “As Greene County thrives, so does Lake Oconee Academy.”
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Contact: Kerry Minster