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Economic leaders spread local message - 02/26/2015

By DUSTY RICKETTS | Daily News   Trying to bring new jobs to Northwest Florida, and protect the ones that are already here, can’t always be done from home.   Having retur...

Grant funding for UAV Center & Other initiatives - 02/24/2015

By DUSTY RICKETTS | Daily News   FORT WALTON BEACH — The Okaloosa County Economic Development Council has been awarded a state grant that will partially be used to fund further st...

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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