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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...

Southeast Range Complex Position Paper - 12/28/16

Southeast Range Complex Cooperative Concept Position Paper Prepared by the Defense Support Initiatives Committee Read More  

Florida Companies to Watch List Released - 8/17/16

American Elite Molding LLC is a Company to Pay Attention To   Okaloosa County, Fla. (August 17, 2016) — American Elite Molding LLC is among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. The companies were selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch, a statew... Read More  

UWF OEDE Grant helps brewery expand - 8/09/16

UWF OEDE awards grant to help Fort Walton Beach brewery expand   Pensacola, Fla. – August 9, 2016 – The University of West Florida Office of Economic Development and Engagement has awarded a $150,000 grant to Props Craft Brewery LLC allowing the craft brewery to expand into the mass manufacturing and distribution market by op... Read More  

Great American Defense Community - 3/01/16

Eglin-Hurlburt Community Selected as Great American Defense Community   At the National Association of Defense Communities (ADC) Installation Innovation Forum held in Charleston, SC this week, 10 communities from across the nation were designated as “Great Am... Read More  

FY 2016 New Investor & Officer Installation Reception - 10/09/15

Economic Development Council Holds FY 2016 New Investor & Officer Installation Reception   Okaloosa County, FL – Emphasizing the preservation of Okaloosa County’s existing economic engines coupled with economic diversification was the focus of the Economic Development Council’s Annual New Investor Celebration and Officer Inst... Read More  

Gov. Scott Highlights Job Growth at FW Machining - 9/24/15

Gov. Scott Highlights Job Growth at Fort Walton Machining   FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted job growth at Fort Walton Machining in Fort Walton Beach. Fort Walton Machining is creating 30 new jobs for local families, and has welcomed eight new employees since announcing their expansion in July. The company currently ... Read More  

Gov. Scott Announces Expansion of Bay State Cable Ties - 9/24/15

Gov. Scott: Bay State Cable Ties Expansion to Create 40 New Jobs in Okaloosa County   CRESTVIEW, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Bay State Cable Ties (BSCT) will expand in Okaloosa County and create 40 new jobs. The expansion will also have a more than $16 million capital investment in the local community. BSCT is a full line manuf... Read More  

Fort Walton Machining Announces Expansion - 7/17/15

FORT WALTON MACHINING ANNOUNCES EXPANSIONOkaloosa County, Florida (July 17, 2015) – Fort Walton Machining, a recognized leader in the manufacturing and assembly of custom designed, precision machined parts, based in Fort Walton Beach, Florida is preparing for a business expansion into Okaloosa County that will result in 30 new jobs with salar... Read More  

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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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