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EDC of Okaloosa County Unveils Startup Okaloosa Virtual Incubator to Assist Local Entrepreneurs

Posted on July 17, 2020

The Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County (“EDC”) announced today that it has created a new, on-line resource tailored to assist aspiring entrepreneurs, startups and small business owners.  Dubbed Startup Okaloosa, the virtual incubator can now be found at www.startupokaloosa.com.   Structured as an information portal, the site links to tradition
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Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County Announces Strategic Partnership with FloridaMakes

Posted on July 07, 2020

The Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County (“EDC”) announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with FloridaMakes which will add immediate value to the EDC’s long-standing Technology Coast Manufacturing & Engineering Network (TeCMEN).  With a stated goal of maximizing the level of operational resources available to the EDC’s TeCM
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Manufacturing In The Florida Panhandle

Posted on May 27, 2020

Combining beautiful beaches with a disciplined, ready-made workforce, this podcast looks at the advantages of manufacturing in Okaloosa County, Florida. To discuss why a move to the Florida Panhandle might make sense, Bruce Morey senior technical editor for Manufacturing Engineering magazine is joined by Nathan Sparks, executive director of the Okaloosa County EDC.
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UF Innovation Station Comes to Northwest Florida

Posted on April 23, 2020

The University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering has announced the establishment of its second Innovation Station, UFIS at the REEF. Located in northwest Florida near Eglin Air Force Base (EAFB), the new engineering extension program will leverage the infrastructure and resources afforded by the UF Research and Engineering Education Facility (REEF) while providing further expansio
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German Automotive Performance Tuning Company Selects Fort Walton Beach for US Headquarters

Posted on November 22, 2019

RaceChip, the market leader for electronic high performance automobile chip tuning, has selected Fort Walton Beach for the company’s new US headquarters. The Fort Walton Beach facility, to be located at 50 Hill Ave in the Fort Walton Beach Commerce & Technology Park, replaces the company’s previous US headquarters in Orange County
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