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American Elite Personal Protective Equipment Selects Fort Walton Beach for New PPE Material Manufacturing Facility

Posted on September 08, 2020

American Elite Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), a newly-established enterprise stood up to address the dire need for U.S. manufactured materials for the personal protective equipment market in the United States, has selected Fort Walton Beach, Florida for its new operations.   A subsidiary of American Elite Molding, America’s leading manufacturer of cable ties, American Elite P
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EDC Newsletters

Posted on July 28, 2020

Most issues feature: Members in the News; Director's Desk; Defense Support Initiatives and Technology Coast Manufacturing & Engineering Network and Business Growth Overview...
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EDC of Okaloosa County Unveils Startup Okaloosa Virtual Incubator to Assist Local Entrepreneurs

Posted on July 17, 2020

The Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County (“EDC”) announced today that it has created a new, on-line resource tailored to assist aspiring entrepreneurs, startups and small business owners.  Dubbed Startup Okaloosa, the virtual incubator can now be found at   Structured as an information portal, the site links to tradition
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Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County Announces Strategic Partnership with FloridaMakes

Posted on July 07, 2020

The Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County (“EDC”) announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with FloridaMakes which will add immediate value to the EDC’s long-standing Technology Coast Manufacturing & Engineering Network (TeCMEN).  With a stated goal of maximizing the level of operational resources available to the EDC’s TeCM
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Manufacturing In The Florida Panhandle

Posted on May 27, 2020

Combining beautiful beaches with a disciplined, ready-made workforce, this podcast looks at the advantages of manufacturing in Okaloosa County, Florida. To discuss why a move to the Florida Panhandle might make sense, Bruce Morey senior technical editor for Manufacturing Engineering magazine is joined by Nathan Sparks, executive director of the Okaloosa County EDC.
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