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TeCMEN Committee to Host Industry Day - 08/16/2017

Special to the Daily News FORT WALTON BEACH — In an effort to spotlight the diverse capabilities that exist among the area’s technical businesses, the Economic Develop...

Building For The Future - 07/10/2017

Building For The Future Looking beyond beaches and the military to boost economic development BY LINDA KLEINDIENST ~ Article written by 850 Magazine   Okaloosa and Walton countie...

In Okaloosa County, businesses thrive in an environment with favorable tax and regulatory climates that offer bright, talented people the opportunity to innovate.

Okaloosa County provides its business community with the resources and infrastructure needed to optimize business operations and promote growth and expansion.  With its influx of military personnel and families Okaloosa offers a diverse and skilled workforce.
The Eglin Complex's research and development, and test and evaluation missions draw defense contracting technology and manufacturing firms into the area.  As a result, Okaloosa County is the leading technology center in Northwest Florida offering relocation incentives, low taxes and prime locations.
With the sugar-white beaches, the moderate year-around climate, and the diversified labor force, Okaloosa County provides boundless opportunities for a superior lifestyle.

Due to the expansive military presence, retired and otherwise separated military personnel make up a large portion of the area's available workforce.  These veterans represent nearly a quarter of Okaloosa County's population. This demographic of the county's workforce are skilled and disciplined and of high value to the local defense contractors.

The Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin MSA ranks #4 in Top Cities in America for Job Growth in Construction. 

Best Places for Business and Careers
The Economic Development Council partners with chambers of commerce in order to successfully promote and assist our existing business environment and quality of place.

Business Connections:

Crestview Chamber of Commerce
Destin Chamber of Commerce
Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber
Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
Emerald Coast Association of Realtors
Northwest Florida Daily News
Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton County
CareerSource Okaloosa Walton
Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
Santa Rosa Economic Development Office 
Walton Area Chamber of Commerce
Walton County Economic Development Alliance 


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 Ok...
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