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Voice Newsletter Overview - January 2017 - 01/25/2017

The January 2017 issue features: Members in the News; Director's Desk; Defense Support Initiatives and Technology Coast Manufacturing & Engineering Network and Business Growt...

Southeast Range Complex Position Paper - 12/28/2016

Southeast Range Complex Cooperative Concept Position Paper Prepared by the Defense Support Initiatives Committee

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 Destin a thriving beach town for locals and tourists alike.

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Population (2015) 18,131
Labor Force 9,853
Median Age 41.83
Labor Force
College Degree 51.39%
High School Degree or Some College 37.67%
White Collar Workers 38%
Blue Collar Workers 61%
Household Expenditures (Average) $65,144
Household Income (Median) $61,214
Commute Travel Time (minutes) 23
Airports in Community 50 miles 8
Distance to Interstate (miles) 21
Distance to Rail (miles) 19


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 Technology Coast Manufacturing and Engineering Network, TeCMEN, was established by the Economic Development Council of Ok...
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