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Business Assistance

The EDC is a non-profit private-public partnership serving as Okaloosa County’s primary economic development organization and business advocacy organization.

Elements of Strategy

  • Diversification of Okaloosa County’s economy, supporting multiple industry clusters.
  • Partnering with government to minimize the burden on the local infrastructure while maximizing on the competitive economic strengths that are available throughout the county.
  • Promoting the retention and growth of our military resources.
  • Establishing a stronger investment market though an increased export of wealth producing goods and services.
  • Integrating all available assets, including workforce, education, quality of life and infrastructure into a working model that supports the growth and diversification of our economy.



The Economic Development Council along with Okaloosa County and the State of Florida are committed to providing business assistance programs that will make it easier for companies to expand and develop within our county. The EDC is the conduit for these incentives between the local and state government and our community businesses.

Learn more

Thinking about Starting a Business? The EDC focuses on existing industry support and sustainment. In addition to the services that we offer, we encourage you to visit www.StartUpOkaloosa.Com to review the basic guidelines of information that you will need to begin a business in Okaloosa County. Additional information or requirements should be addressed with the appropriate agencies.

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