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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...

Coastal Home Base - 07/10/2017

Coastal Home Base Military presence keeps Okaloosa’s economy fit   BY TABITHA YANG AND TONY BRIDGES ~ Written by 850 Magazine   An F-35C Lightning II taxis down the fli...

The Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County, Florida is a 501(c)6 non-profit, public-private partnership serving Okaloosa County and its nine municipalities (Cinco Bayou, Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Laurel Hill, Mary Esther, Niceville, Shalimar and Valparaiso).  As the community’s lead economic development organization, the EDC is committed to fostering economic diversification through comprehensive strategies and initiatives in the areas of:

  •  Existing industry support and sustainment
  • Talent supply and workforce development
  • Entrepreneurial support
  • Infrastructure and product development
  • Recruitment and expansion of key targeted industry clusters including Aerospace & Defense, Information Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Regional & Corporate Headquarters, Distribution & Logistics and Renewable Energy
  • Military partnerships and advocacy

Our responsibilities include:

  • Serving as a resource and technical advisor to existing Okaloosa County businesses as they grow
  • Promoting Okaloosa County as a “location of choice” for businesses in targeted growth sectors
  • Partnering with local community leaders to provide a business friendly environment
  • Facilitating entrepreneurial growth

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Industries

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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TeCMEN

The Technology Coast Manufacturing and Engineering Network, TeCMEN, was established by the Economic Development Council of Ok...
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