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Okaloosa Touts Features of Shoal River Ranch Megasite

Posted on August 17, 2018

The site boasts many of the same features that characterize a Huntsville, Alabama, site that attracted an auto manufacturing plant. 850 Magazine Feature by Steve Bornhoft For Okaloosa County, the past year has been a stage-setting one on the economic development front. Central to that effort was a vote by county commissioners to secure a p
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EDC Announces New Platform for Talent Attraction

Posted on July 10, 2018

The Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County announced today that it has launched a Talent Attraction web portal focused on promoting Okaloosa’s high skill / high wage employment opportunities to job seekers around the country.  With Okaloosa County now experiencing one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state, employers of all types are finding that they must be increasingl
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New Okaloosa Economic Development Website Wins Silver ADDY Award

Posted on February 26, 2018

Bit Wizards Inc. announced that it has won a 2018 Silver American Advertising Award for the new, mobile responsive website launched last year for the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County (EDC). The American Advertising Awards are the advertising industry's largest and most prestigious competition. The EDC worked with Bit-Wizards to devise an aesthetically pleasing and information pa
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Allegiant Air Plans Year-Round Aircraft Base in Okaloosa, New Jobs

Posted on February 13, 2018

Allegiant Air Plans Year-Round Aircraft Base at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport in Okaloosa County, New Jobs and Future Growth Permanent base will establish 65 new jobs and up to $50 million in capital investment by 2019
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Big plans for new Okaloosa County Property

Posted on December 13, 2017

Okaloosa County leaders just sealed the deal on a piece of property they hope will pay big dividends in the future. They believe the 1,500 acres will play a big part in the balancing act of the local economy. Boyles and the rest of the county commission voted unanimously to swap another vacant land for this land. They hope a major manufacturer will morph the land into an industrial
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