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Business editorial by Florida Secretary of Commerce - 05/21/2015

How to attract new business to Florida - Editorial  By Bill Johnson - Florida Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO of Enterprise Florida When the Florida Legislature reconve...

Manufacturer Expands to FWB Commerce Park - 05/20/2015

UWF OEDE awards grant to help Fort Walton Beach manufacturer relocate, expand   Pensacola, Fla. – The University of West Florida Office of Economic Development and Engagement has ...

The Economic Development Council for Okaloosa County, Florida is a non-profit, public-private partnership serving Okaloosa County as its primary economic development organization committed to continual growth and diversification through existing industry retention and expansion, workforce development and expansion of key industry clusters.

We work with start-up, expanding and relocating businesses to help them with site location, financing incentive program applications, and business community awareness.

Our efforts are focused on facilitating employment opportunities in 3 main areas:

  • Existing Industry Diversification, Retention & Expansion
  • Development of a technically skilled and available workforce
  • Recruitment of targeted industries

Our responsibilities include:

  • Attracting new business and industry to create jobs and investment
  • Working with existing business to expand and solve problems
  • Partnering with community leaders to provide a business friendly environment
  • Facilitate entrepreneurial growth


Okaloosa County is host to a wide array of businesses and industries. From Tourism to Aerospace & Defense, our diversity reflects th...
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The Technology Coast Manufacturing and Engineering Network, TeCMEN, was established by the Economic Development Council of Okalo...
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