Welcome – Terence Roberts, TATT Chairman

    Year in Review 

    TATT 2020 Overview – Dean Hybl, TATT Executive Director

    Upstate Mobility Alliance – Michael Hildebrand, UMA Director

    Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem – Erin Ouzts, Ecosystem Coordinator

    TATT Initiatives – Justine Allen, TATT Program Manager

    County Updates

    Abbeville – Stephen Taylor, Economic Development Director

    Decrease in ROIs and unemployment hit 13.9% in May but decrease to 4.2% in October

    Marketing focus in 2021 with assistance from Department of Commerce

    Promise Campaign and workforce to be highlighted

    Water study and public transportation study also in 2021

    Oconee – Christine de Vlaming, Marketing Director, Keowee Key

    Real estate is sold out at close to 4,000 residents

    Keowee Key’s model of engaging volunteer professionals includes a videographer with drone capabilities, photographer, landscape designer, and project manager (see presentation during video recording for examples of their work)

    Union – Annie Smith, Marketing & Development Director, USC Union

    USC Union received a 88.2% success rating

    Started a Bachelor of Science/Nursing degree with 16 upper division juniors and 16 upper division seniors on campus this fall

    Granted 100K dollars for upgrades to facilities, including projecting microscopes

    10K grant to stock a student food pantry (large need)

    Athletic department competes in the national junior college league, NJCAA, and has added a women’s volleyball team

    Acquired an old high school gym in Jonesville to be renovated into an indoor training facility which is huge for recruitment (only one in the league)

    Union County has designated many new development regions to attract new families and business