EDC director: Okaloosa must expand economy beyond military, hospitality

Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 06:45 PM.

Additionally, the Florida A&M University pharmacy school and the possibility of a Florida International University physician assistant program coming to town offer "the basis for a great medical sciences cluster here."

Finally, Sparks said, the EDC seeks ways to tap into another valuable local resource.

"We have hundreds of fully, technically trained personnel exiting our military community every year," he said. "It is truly an asset that we do not fully harness."

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or brianh@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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