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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

It was John B. Perrine, a Chicago industrialist, who developed the small settlement built near a sawmill on the north side of Tom’s Bayou in the early 1900s. Perrine platted out his dream city, which included a mix of residential and commercial lots, 32 parks and an 18-hole golf course. Though there have been adjustments to his plan, in large part by Chicago financier James Plew who helped lay the foundation of what would become Eglin Air Force Base in the 1930s, the pretty city — whose name is said to mean "vale of paradise" — is paradise found to more than 5,000 residents and the Northwest Florida Regional Airport.

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Population (2015) 5263
Labor Force 3588
Median Age 27.58
Labor Force
College Degree 51.36%
High School Degree or Some College  40.64%
White Collar Workers 36%
Blue Collar Workers 63%
Household Expenditures (Average) $53,896
Household Income (Median) $54,708
Commute Travel Time (minutes) 18
Airports in Community 50 miles 9
Distance to Interstate (miles) 13
Distance to Rail (miles) 12
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