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Questions about EDATE? - 08/20/2014

Visit our page on the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Program that is set to go before voters on August 26th!  Please Vote YES to Jobs!http://www.florida-edc.org/business-info/e...

Okaloosa to Nation: Don't Worry, Be Happy - 07/24/2014

Okaloosa to nation: Don't worry, be happy    By KATIE TAMMEN / Daily News  Published by the Northwest Florida Daily News on Wednesday, July 23, 2014    Okaloosa...

The Economic Development Council for Okaloosa County, Florida is a non-profit, public-private partnership serving Okaloosa County as its primary economic development organization committed to continual growth and diversification through existing industry retention and expansion, workforce development and expansion of key industry clusters.

We work with start-up, expanding and relocating businesses to help them with site location, financing incentive program applications, and business community awareness.

Our efforts are focused on facilitating employment opportunities in 3 main areas:

  • Existing Industry Diversification, Retention & Expansion
  • Development of a technically skilled and available workforce
  • Recruitment of targeted industries

Our responsibilities include:

  • Attracting new business and industry to create jobs and investment
  • Working with existing business to expand and solve problems
  • Partnering with community leaders to provide a business friendly environment
  • Facilitate entrepreneurial growth


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 EDC is committed to retaining and expanding its manufacturing and engineering related industries, excelling them in the comp...
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