Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Okaloosa EDC gets grant

The Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County received a $195,000 grant from the Florida Defense Support Task Force to research, support and expand partnerships between Eglin Air Force Base and local governments in the tri-county area. The grant's 12-month scope of work will be overseen by a newly created Community Partnership Initiative committee. As military installations plan for the fiscal impact of a shrinking Department of Defense budget, bases are being encouraged to engage in innovative community partnerships designed to lessen operational costs while also benefiting the installation’s host community. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 02/25/14)