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EDC Celebrates 25 Years - 10/16/2014

By DUSTY RICKETTS | Daily News   OKALOOSA ISLAND — By all accounts, the Okaloosa County Economic Development Council had a banner year as it celebrated its 25 anniversary in 2014....

UWF partners with Okaloosa for manufacturing - 09/19/2014

UWF partners with Okaloosa County to expand Northwest Florida manufacturing and engineering workforce   Fort Walton Beach, Fla. September 18 -- The University of West Florida, in collab...

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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