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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...

The meaning of Shalimar is "abode of love." Originally an area called Port Dixie, the town "sprang up out of the woods" in 1943 as a community of 160 houses to be used as housing for military officers that was built by local developer Clifford Meigs, who also served as the town’s first mayor. Today, many of the nearly 800 residents are military officers and retirees who enjoy proximity to Eglin Air Force base and the many conveniences off of Eglin Parkway, the town’s main thoroughfare.

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Population (2016) 810
Labor Force 407
Median Age 44.8
Labor Force
College Degree 47.5%
High School Degree or Some College 47.17%
White Collar Workers 66%
Blue Collar Workers 34%
Household Expenditures (Average) $62,856
Household Income (Median) $70,243
Commute Travel Time (minutes) 20
Airports in Community 50 miles 7
Distance to Interstate (miles) 18
Distance to Rail (miles) 17
Source: www.okaloosasites.com; March 2017


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