The Crestview Area, Destin Area, Greater Fort Walton Beach and Niceville Valparaiso Chambers of Commerce and the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County will come together to create the first county-wide strategic plan on community and economic development for Okaloosa County.  This plan will be a public/private collaboration to diversify, grow and sustain the economy of Okaloosa County. 

The strategic plan will be developed using the Six Pillars of Florida’s Future Economy, the first-ever strategic plan for the state of Florida. The Six Pillar structure was established by the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It has set forth a direction and collaboration for economic development for our state that has never existed before.

To kick-off this initiative, an initial strategic planning day takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 at the Destin Life Center, Destin United Methodist Church, 200 Beach Dr.   Collaborative Labs from St. Pete College will lead the facilitation.

RSVP your attendance plans to the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce at, or call 850-837-6241.  Cost of participation is $10, which will be used to cover the cost of lunch.