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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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TeCMEN Committee to Host Industry Day

Posted on September 03, 2017

FORT WALTON BEACH — In an effort to spotlight the diverse capabilities that exist among the area’s technical businesses, the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County’s TeCMEN (Technology Coast Manufacturing & Engineering Network) Committee is holding an Industry Day event at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Aug. 29.
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Building for the Future

Posted on July 10, 2017

Okaloosa and Walton counties are home to some of Florida’s most pristine beaches and the Department of Defense’s largest military installation — Eglin Air Force Base. But even with booming economies boosted by a strong military presence and ever-increasing tourism, the counties are on a mission to seek diversity in the region’s economy.
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Coastal Home Base

Posted on July 10, 2017

An F-35C Lightning II taxis down the flight line from the Strike Fighter Squadron 101 at Eglin Air Force Base. The F-35C is a multi-role fighter aircraft, designed to provide superior airborne power projection from the sea. The Navy’s joint strike fighter features structural modifications, necessitated by carriers. In March of this year, several dozen Florida fishing captains had a ta
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UWF OEDE awards grant to help Fort Walton Beach brewery expand

Posted on August 19, 2016

Pensacola, Fla. – 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 opening a new facility in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
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