Building for the Future

Posted on July 10, 2017

Okaloosa and Walton counties are home to some of Florida’s most pristine beaches and the Department of Defense’s largest military installation — Eglin Air Force Base. But even with booming economies boosted by a strong military presence and ever-increasing tourism, the counties are on a mission to seek diversity in the region’s economy.
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Coastal Home Base

Posted on July 10, 2017

An F-35C Lightning II taxis down the flight line from the Strike Fighter Squadron 101 at Eglin Air Force Base. The F-35C is a multi-role fighter aircraft, designed to provide superior airborne power projection from the sea. The Navy’s joint strike fighter features structural modifications, necessitated by carriers. In March of this year, several dozen Florida fishing captains had a ta
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UWF OEDE awards grant to help Fort Walton Beach brewery expand

Posted on August 19, 2016

Pensacola, Fla. – The University of West Florida Office of Economic Development and Engagement has awarded a $150,000 grant to Props Craft Brewery LLC allowing the craft brewery to expand into the mass manufacturing and distribution market by opening a new facility in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
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American Elite Molding LLC is a Company to Pay Attention To

Posted on August 16, 2016

Okaloosa County, Fla.  — American Elite Molding LLC is among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. The companies were selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.  
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Eglin-Hurlburt Community Selected as Great American Defense Community

Posted on March 01, 2016

At the National Association of Defense Communities (ADC) Installation Innovation Forum held in Charleston, SC this week, 10 communities from across the nation were designated as “Great American Defense Communities” for providing unwavering support to service members and military families.
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