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Aviation-themed tech parks a place to call home - 06/18/2015

Multiple parks that cater to aviation dot the region and give prospects a variety of options to become a part of a large cluster    Okaloosa County Economic Development Council Exe...

Aviation Industry Cluster in U.S. Metros - 06/11/2015

Aviation Industry Cluster in U.S. Metros: Is Your Community Ready to Take-Off? Top 10 Metros for Aerospace Manufacturing: Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin MSA Ranks #4  ...

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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