Thursday, April 2, 2015

Okaloosa County park certified

CRESTVIEW, Fla. -- The Okaloosa Industrial Air Park has become the first certified park in Okaloosa County through Gulf Power's Florida First Sites program. Florida First Sites was created in 2013 to help communities prepare locations to attract new industries and new jobs to the region. Fourteen sites were initially submitted from public and private landowners. Of those 14 sites, six have been certified and four are still working toward their certification. The Okaloosa County certified park is 134.7 acres owned by the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners. It's adjacent to Bob Sikes Airport, which has an 8,005-foot runway. Previously certified sites include two each in Santa Rosa and Bay counties and one in Jackson County. Four remaining sites working toward certification include two in Jackson County and one each in Santa Rosa and Walton counties. (Sources: Okaloosa County, Gulf Power, 04/02/15)