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TeCMEN Committee to Host Industry Day - 08/16/2017

Special to the Daily News FORT WALTON BEACH — In an effort to spotlight the diverse capabilities that exist among the area’s technical businesses, the Economic Develop...

Building For The Future - 07/10/2017

Building For The Future Looking beyond beaches and the military to boost economic development BY LINDA KLEINDIENST ~ Article written by 850 Magazine   Okaloosa and Walton countie...

Okaloosa County

Approximately 940 square miles nestled in northwest Florida between Alabama and the Gulf of Mexico in the southeastern United States. Offers an assortment of unspoiled landscape from rich farm land and pine forests to the famous sugar-white beaches of the Emerald Coast. Houses three military installations collectively on the largest Air Force base in the world. Offers a wide array of growing business ... Read More

Cinco Bayou

Founded in 1950, quaint Cinco Bayou supported the growing families of Eglin Air Force Base and the expanding enterprises of its neighbor, Fort Walton Beach. Today the town centers around the Town Hall built in 1966. Roads have widened, businesses have flourished, and picturesque parks, piers and boat ramps have been added, making Cinco Bayou a town nearly 400 residents are proud to call home.Visit the Town of Cinco... Read More


As the county seat, the city of Crestview recieved it's name from it's placement on a peak of long woodland range between the Yellow and Shoal rivers. Incorporated in 1915, the town enjoys the enviable position of being located at the junction of three major highways: U.S. 90, State Road 85 and Interstate Highway 10. Hence it’s designation: the "hub" city of Northwest Florida. I... Read More


Named one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America by ABC’s "Good Morning America," its pristine Gulf beaches and incomparable fishing charter fleet have made Destin one of the most popular tourist destinations along the Emerald Coast. The engaging romance of a fishing village, family-friendly culture and a climate that welcomes year-round festivals, attractions and activities make Dest... Read More

Fort Walton Beach

The first settlers to the area date back to 12,000 B.C.! Between 1940 and 1970, the population of Fort Walton Beach grew by 700 percent, making the coastal beach town one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Today, the "city on the move" boasts a bustling Main Street filled new businesses, shops and restaurants. Fort Walton Beach still celebrates the past, preserving its fascinating history — and leaving a legacy of a rich heritage for future generations. <... Read More
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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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Defense Support

Okaloosa County is home to one of the largest military bases in the world, so it's no surprise that a large percentage of our community revolves around the Aerospace & Defense ind...
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